Social innovations are often presented as solutions to wicked social problems, operating across sectors, and disrupting traditions of policy and practice. Social innovations – including social enterprise, design-led service creation and citizen co-production – are initiated within, between and beyond the bounds of established organizational forms. Redefining boundaries creates new opportunities for combining wisdom and resources for progressive social change.
The ninth annual International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC 2017) – in partnership with SIERC and EMES – will explore social innovation within and beyond the organization. It invites research-led reflection on the organizational boundaries recast by social innovation, the systemic imperatives of a growing focus on social innovation, and the implications of these for theory and practice. Empirical, conceptual and practice-informed research contributions are encouraged. More information is available here.
Source: ISIRC 2017
Source: Balkan Civil Society Development Network, http://www.balkancsd.net