Social innovation from a social incubation perspective: what is it and why it matters?

Katerina Nicolopoulou, Muhammad Numann, Mine Karatas-Ozkan

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Abstract

This paper investigates key dimensions and characteristics of, as well as driving forces for, the process of social innovation in the context of social incubators. Social innovation forms the core of social entrepreneurship driven by the need to address a social (and environmental) problem being addressed in an innovative and entrepreneurial way, with an objective to create and sustain social and economic value. Such value creating activity can occur in and across organisations with a wide range of stakeholders. Social innovation is based on strategic collaboration of stakeholders in order to meet social challenges. Through a case study of a social incubator and incubatee, we argue for the significance of the ‘open innovation’ paradigm and synergistic collaboration in driving and sustaining social innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 ISBE Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event33rd Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Grand Connaught Rooms, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 20104 Nov 2010
http://www.isbe.org.uk/ISBE2010

Conference

Conference33rd Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Abbreviated titleISBE 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/11/104/11/10
OtherThe 33rd ISBE Conference. Looking to the Future: Economic and Social Regeneration through Entrepreneurial Activity
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Keywords

  • perspective
  • social innovation
  • social incubation
  • social incubators
  • innovation
  • entrepreneurial

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Nicolopoulou, K., Numann, M., & Karatas-Ozkan, M. (2010). Social innovation from a social incubation perspective: what is it and why it matters? In 2010 ISBE Conference Proceedings London.