Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/222093
Authors: 
Havas, Attila
Molnár, György
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
CERS-IE Working Papers No. CERS-IE WP - 2020/24
Abstract: 
We develop a new model of social innovation (SI) inspired by the multi-channel interactive learning model of business innovation. As opposed to the linear models of innovation, this model does not identify 'stages' of business innovation. Rather, it stresses that innovation is an interactive process, in which collaboration among various partners are crucial, as they possess different types of knowledge, all indispensable for successful innovation activities. Having considered numerous definitions of SI, first we propose a new one, then adapt the multi-channel interactive learning model to SI. To do so, we identify the major actors in an SI process, their activities, interactions, modes of (co-)producing, disseminating and utilising knowledge. We also consider the micro and macro environment of a given SI. We illustrate the analytical relevance of the proposed model by considering three real-life cases. The model can assist SI policy-makers, policy analysts, as well as practitioners when devising, implementing or assessing SI.
Subjects: 
Definitions and models of social innovation
Business innovation studies
Multi-channel interactive learning
Microcredit industry
Roma minority
Social housing
JEL: 
O35
O30
J71
G21
L31
O18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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