Using Media for Social Innovation

Using Media for Social Innovation

Author: Aneta Podkalicka

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783208739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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Using media for social innovation is a critical roadmap for understanding and researching ‘social innovation media’. These media initiatives seek to find new solutions to seemingly intractable social problems by combining creativity, media technologies and engaged collectives in their design and implementation. The book uses a number of case studies – including youth, Indigenous, human rights and environmental campaign media – to illuminate the emergence of purposeful and productive platforms for social change. It interrogates the guiding principles, assumptions, goals, practices and outcomes of these experiments, revealing the challenges they face, the components of their innovation, and the political economy within which they operate.

Introduction to Social Innovation

Introduction to Social Innovation

Author: Gilberto Marzano

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN: 9788869770890

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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It is commonly shared the idea that social innovation is the creation of social value by solving social problems. Accordingly, social innovation can be deemed to be the production of new solutions to social problems in a more effective, efficient, and sustainable way. Analyzing the consequences of the current economic crisis and its impact on health care services, there is who has advanced the idea that social innovation can constitute an effective strategy to counter-balance the retrenchment of public social provision.This book tackles the multiple facets of social innovation focusing on its relationship with the new technologies and the new forms of entrepreneurship.

Social Innovations in Post-Soviet Countries

Social Innovations in Post-Soviet Countries

Author: Bakhrom Radjabov

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000597837

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book evaluates the evolution of social innovation in post-Soviet Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Caucasus. Following the dissolution of the USSR, organisations such as the UNDP have encouraged local communities and governments to innovate in order to find solutions to existing social problems. This book demonstrates that progress with social innovations has varied, with countries with low government support such as Uzbekistan struggling, whereas countries with better government support and a more active civil society, such as Armenia and Ukraine, have seen more positive results. Covering the period 2012-2020 and a broad range of countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, this book provides an impressively broad-ranging critical analysis of post-Soviet social innovation. Including social innovations emerging as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, this will be an important comparative study for researchers and practitioners working on social innovation, and to those with an interest in post-Soviet development.

Cooperatives and Social Innovation

Cooperatives and Social Innovation

Author: D. Rajasekhar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811588808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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This book discusses social innovations by cooperatives from the Asia and Pacific region. Social innovations emerge when the state and market in developing countries find it difficult to solve problems such as poverty, hunger, ill health, poor education systems, inadequate drinking water and poor sanitation. These countries also face barriers to economic growth such as climate change, poor governance, unequal opportunities and social exclusion. This volume therefore addresses the following questions. What are the distinctive features of social innovations by cooperatives? How social innovations bring in changes in the process and outcome of development? After presenting theories of social innovation and a critical review of cooperatives and social innovation, the book presents 15 chapters on social innovations by cooperatives in the Asia Pacific region. These social innovations are related to health insurance, community based tourism, disaster response, climate smart agriculture, use of social media for youth empowerment, training for the emergence of second-line leaders in cooperatives, social inclusion through innovative finance, profitable marketing of organic produce to strengthen economic status of small farmers, digital auction and value addition for income security of farmer members, collaboration between cooperative members and workers for the mutual benefit, worker cooperatives, women leadership and participation, building union-cooperative partnership in finance and rating of cooperatives to promote transparency and accountability. A chapter on innovative services of cooperatives during the time of Covid19 is also included. This volume will be quite significant for co-operators, researchers, teachers, practitioners and policy-makers at the global level. The theme is relevant for international development community and national cooperatives with concern for their communities, which is the seventh cooperative principle of International Cooperative Alliance and the Sustainable Development Goal of the UN.

Social Media: Dynamism, Issues, and Challenges

Social Media: Dynamism, Issues, and Challenges

Author: Ainin Sulaiman

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482826487

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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The social media phenomenon has vastly changed the landscape of communication around the world. Boundaries have disappeared, and now people can be easily connected for a variety of purposes. In Social Media: Dynamism, Issues, and Challenges, editors Ainin Sulaiman & M Muzamil Naqshbandi present a compilation of writings that explore the contemporary issues related to social media. The essays discuss the dynamism in social media, its issues, and its challenges. The book incorporates multiple approaches, and the topics span from national-level issues—such as crime detection, civic engagement, and social innovation—to individual-level issues, such as social-media usage and its impact on students. Creating a cultural context for students, users, and academics alike, the research presented in Social Media: Dynamism, Issues, and Challenges incorporates the multidisciplinary perspectives on the utilization of social media in order to examine the widespread use of social media and its place in today’s society.

Social Innovation and Social Technology

Social Innovation and Social Technology

Author: Kamel Boussafi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030609337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 123

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This proceedings book is of interest to all researchers and heads of technology laboratories; incubator managers; local and parliamentary elected officials; associations and civil society; social entrepreneurs; foundations interested in social life in Mediterranean region and prospective creative startup students. The purpose of book on social and social-tech innovation synergy and its practical implication on social entrepreneurship is to address the following question: - How can the experiences of the countries be combined of the north and south shores of the Mediterranean and reflect on the different opportunities offered by the new technology to cope with the various social scourges that the region has experienced in recent years? the problem of immigration. It is also about finding advanced technology applications that will solve, on a large scale, the major social challenges of our time. - How to exploit the innumerable synergies between digital and social entrepreneurship? - Why social entrepreneurs are struggling to seize digital tools to develop their socially innovative projects? - What about their ability to integrate digital into the realization and development of these projects? - How can we combine the experiences of the countries of the north and south shores of the Mediterranean and reflect on the different opportunities offered by the new technology to cope with the various social scourges that the region has experienced in recent years? the problem of immigration.

New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research

New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research

Author: Alex Nicholls

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137506801

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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This book is open access under a CC BY license. Interest in social innovation continues to rise, from governments setting up social innovation 'labs' to large corporations developing social innovation strategies. Yet theory lags behind practice, and this hampers our ability to understand social innovation and make the most of its potential. This collection brings together work by leading social innovation researchers globally, exploring the practice and process of researching social innovation, its nature and effects. Combining theoretical chapters and empirical studies, it shows how social innovation is blurring traditional boundaries between the market, the state and civil society, thereby developing new forms of services, relationships and collaborations. It takes a critical perspective, analyzing potential downsides of social innovation that often remain unexplored or are glossed over, yet concludes with a powerful vision of the potential for social innovation to transform society. It aims to be a valuable resource for students and researchers, as well as policymakers and others supporting and leading social innovation.

Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership

Social Innovation and Impact in Nonprofit Leadership

Author: Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, FCPP, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826121790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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This timely textbook, reflecting the trends and developments in the nonprofit sector over the past decade, encompasses the core competencies required to lead nonprofit organizations through social innovation and impact during the 21st century. It fills a knowledge gap for leaders, managers, practitioners, students, faculty members, and providers in this rapidly growing field by providing a comprehensive framework for how to run and manage nonprofits. This includes all of the tools needed to affect social change through ethical business practices, management and leadership business strategies, social marketing, and policy analysis across government, nonprofits, and philanthropy. The growth of this field is evidenced by recent national efforts including the establishment of a White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, a National Alliance for Social Investments, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The book addresses solutions to key problem for professionals in the nonprofit sector: creating a return on investment defined by concrete outcomes and ability to demonstrate their organizationís impact. Organizational case studies are presented by practitioners who have used innovative principles to organize, create, and manage ventures to influence social change locally, regionally, and beyond. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive framework for how to run and manage nonprofits in the 21st century Describes the core competencies and tools needed to affect social innovation and impact Addresses a key problem for nonprofit professionals: the need to provide donors with a social return on investment Discusses how nonprofit leaders can demonstrate their organizationís impact Written and edited by highly respected professionals in the nonprofit field

The Economics of Social Innovation

The Economics of Social Innovation

Author: Judith Terstriep

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000607901

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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This book addresses ‘the economics of social innovation’, a widely neglected topic in regional development. The chapters in this edited volume cover distinct but complementary and related aspects concerning the existing gap between the hitherto unexploited potential of social innovation in relation to socio-economic challenges that regions across Europe and globally face. Research on social innovation has gained momentum over the last decade, spurred notably by the growing interest in social issues related to policy making, public management and entrepreneurship in response to the grand challenges societies in Europe and worldwide face. Accelerated by the normative turn in research and innovation policies towards ‘missions’, social innovation is nowadays a central element on policy agendas, from the urban and regional level to the national and subnational level of the European Commission and the OECD. However, for social innovations to unfold their full potential a better understanding of underlying mechanisms, processes and impacts is necessary. The first three chapters focus on framework conditions and characteristics of social innovation. The following two chapters emphasise the determinants of social innovation and translocal empowerment. In the last part, attention is devoted to social innovation in specific fields such as health care and greening society, and social innovations’ transformative potential. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, European Planning Studies.

Perspectives for Digital Social Innovation to Reshape the European Welfare Systems

Perspectives for Digital Social Innovation to Reshape the European Welfare Systems

Author: F. Davide

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781643681573

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Social welfare is riddled with ingrained problems that have already defeated all standard approaches, and reform calls for counterintuitive action. Digital Social Innovation (DSI) is primarily about promoting grassroots initiatives to address localized societal problems, and is not normally talked about in relation to welfare reform, but perhaps social innovation initiatives, with their localized and case-based approach, could help to solve the enormous structural problems faced by our welfare democracies today. This book addresses the potential and implications of DSI for the reform of the European welfare state. The 14 papers collected here focus on key issues, such as the nature of social innovation and its effects; scaling up to address structural problems and make systemic change; new social risks and challenges; the role of digital thinking and emerging technologies; public governance approaches; tolerance of institutions; integrating innovation in the welfare system; and the empowerment of marginalized citizens. These topics are examined from an integrated and multi-disciplinary perspective, taking into consideration not only current EU debate on policy trends for social protection, but also the nature of digital transformation and its effects on social change. The book also highlights barriers to adoption, as well as the potential limitations and failures of this emerging approach. Digital social innovation is an emerging discipline that deserves more attention from policy makers and more resources from government. Drawing on welfare studies, political science, sociology, psychology, law and computer science, this book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers alike.

Digital Social Innovation

Digital Social Innovation

Author: Chiara Certomà

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030804510

Category: Electronic books

Page: 177

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This book engages the reader in exploring the relationships between digital social innovation initiatives and the city. It delivers a fresh, accessible and case-based discussion on the emergence of digitally-enabled social innovation practices in Europe that are redesigning the urban space and challenging the consolidated urban governance processes. By adopting a critical geography perspective, this ground-breaking analysis of digital social innovation provides the reader with an accessible overview of the way in which urban reproductive processes mobilise the physical and the virtual dimensions of the city and generate distinctive spatial configurations. Together with novel urban narratives and socio-technical imaginaries, these support the existing geometries of power or construct new ones. The author clearly describes contemporary cities as the new battlegrounds for controlling the digital sphere, shaped by the interplay between digital capitalism and resistance movements. In light of grassroots initiatives advanced by cyber-activists, e-makers and hackers, the book unveils the socio-political and cultural underpinnings of the revolution produced by the digital social innovations in the city and the socio-technological regimes supporting them. The author successfully sheds new critical light on traditional innovation studies exploring the debate on digital innovation through the lens of social and cultural geography and provides an invaluable reference for those working in this field. Chiara Certomà is Assistant Professor of Political and Economic Geography at the University of Turin (Italy), affiliate at the Centre for Sustainable Development at Ghent University (Belgium) and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy). She is currently visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technologies and Society at TU Graz (Austria).

Social Innovation

Social Innovation

Author: Carmen Ruiz Viñals

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136181818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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'Social innovation’ can be simply defined as the new ideas and initiatives that make it possible to meet our society’s challenges in areas such as the environment, education, employment, culture, health and economic development. It is currently becoming increasingly important as a central concept for social theories and politics. This edited volume brings together interdisciplinary contributions which examine the complex interrelation between innovation and social problems, a link which has been surprisingly underexplored in academia and practice thus far. Social Innovation: New Forms of Organisation in Knowledge–Based Societies examines the mutual interdependence of innovation processes and social affairs. This interdependent relationship is characterised by a high degree of complexity which stems on the one hand from the true uncertain character of innovation and on the other hand from the different time scales in both domains. The alliance between innovation and social policy is highly relevant to the challenges which we are facing in the 21st century, such as resource scarcity, ageing societies and climate change. All of these issues demand substantial, continuous and sustainable structural change to maintain international competitiveness. Social change can only be understood by improving our knowledge about the impact of innovation processes in their co-evolutionary alliance with social evolution. The purpose of this book is to increase awareness of social participation among civil society organisations, SMEs, governments and research institutions, in order to promote economic, political and social changes that enhance collective welfare. This volume offers a key starting point for those looking to further explore this important realm of social research.