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Embracing social innovation: reflection paper

Richardson, Ranald, Healy, Adrian ORCID: and Morgan, Kevin ORCID: 2014. Embracing social innovation: reflection paper. [Working Paper]. School of Planning and Geography Working Papers, Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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This reflections paper draws on the work carried out under the first stage of SmartSpec WP2. It explores the concept of social innovation from multiple angles, including: a review of therelevant academic and policy literature, contributions from two workshops with academic colleagues and feedback from regional stakeholders attending the SmartSpec kick off conference in Brussels in November 2013. Having reviewed the available evidence, we conclude by distilling the central argument in Section 6 - which is that social innovation is too amorphous and too heterogeneous a concept, straddling too many sectors and activities, for it to be assimilated into the innovation studies literature in an unproblematical fashion.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 10:25

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