Social Innovation : New Forms of Organisation in Knowledge-Based Societies
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.
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- Hardback | 246 pages
- 159 x 235 x 20.32mm | 522g
- 13 May 2013
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 20 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
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About Carmen Ruiz Viñals
Carmen Parra Rodriguez is Director and Chair of Social Economy and Solidarity at Abat Oliba CEU University, Spain.