- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Perspectives on Innovation Management
- The Nature of Innovation
- Marketing and Innovation
- Science, Technology, and Business Innovation
- User-driven Innovation
- Networks of Innovation
- Knowledge and the Management of Creativity and Innovation
- Design-Driven Innovation: Meaning as a Source of Innovation
- Brokerage and Innovation
- Sectoral Systems of Innovation
- Innovation Ecosystems: Implications for Innovation Management?
- Markets for Technology
- Capital Markets, Innovation Systems, and the Financing of Innovation
- Consumption of Innovation
- Sustainable Innovation Management
- Managing Social Innovation
- Innovation Management in Japan
- Innovation Management in China
- Technology and Innovation
- Innovation, Strategy, and Hypercompetition
- Business Model Innovation
- Managing Open Innovation
- Collaboration and Innovation Management
- Organizing Innovation
- Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation
- Managing R&D and New Product Development
- Internationalization of Research and Development
- Intellectual Property Rights, Standards, and the Management of Innovation
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Innovation
- Services, Innovation, and Managing Service Innovation
- Innovation and Project Management
- Platforms and Innovation
Abstract and Keywords
In this chapter, we examine the scholarly literature on managing social innovation and develop a theoretical framework to advance research in this area. We first discuss the main themes in the social innovation literature, including the social construction of social problems, the social and historical embedding of novel solutions, the structural process in organization of social innovation, and the distribution of benefits as an inherently political and ethically contestable issue. We then develop a framework for studying social innovation that addresses key weaknesses in the existing literature. We propose a theoretical framework that emphasizes the idea of social innovation as a transformational process centered around the recursive relationship between the social construction of social problems and the creation of novel solutions.
Thomas B. Lawrence, Weyerhaeuser Professor of Change Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University.
Graham Dover, Mindset Foundation.
Bryan Gallagher, Researcher, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.
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