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Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

Alex Nicholls and Rafael Ziegler

Abstract

Social innovation is a topic of increasing interest to policymakers, civil society, and business globally. However, there has yet to be a comprehensive account of the economic contexts of social innovation. This book aims to address this research gap. It weaves together work from economics, sociology and ethics for a novel theoretical approach: the Extended Social Grid Model (ESGM). Based upon four years of work across a range of countries, this book provides a thorough and nuanced discussion of how social innovation can address major social issues including marginalization, access to housing, ... More

Keywords: social innovation, marginalization, power, institutions, cognitive frames, social networks, capabilities approach, social innovation policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830511
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830511.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Nicholls, editor
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford

Rafael Ziegler, editor
Head of Research, GETIDOS, Universität Greifswald

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Contents

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Part I Approach: The Extended Social Grid Model

1 The Extended Social Grid Model

Alex Nicholls and Rafael Ziegler

4 Empirical Approaches to Social Innovation

Georg Mildenberger, Gudrun-Christine Schimpf, Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, and Nadia von Jacobi

Part II Data: Exploring the Model

5 Trajectories of Social Innovation

Gudrun-Christine Schimpf, Georg Mildenberger, Susanne Giesecke, and Attila Havas

6 Trajectories of Social Innovation

Gudrun-Christine Schimpf and Rafael Ziegler

7 Trajectories of Social Innovation

György Molnár and Attila Havas

8 Trajectories of Social Innovation

Martijn Jeroen van der Linden

10 Social Innovation and Agency

Nadia von Jacobi, Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, Rafael Ziegler, Martijn van der Linden, and Cees van Beers

11 Social Innovation Policy in the European Union

Alex Nicholls and Daniel Edmiston

12 Public Policy as Social Innovation

Alex Nicholls and Daniel Edmiston

Part III Implications for Theory and Practice

13 The Extended Social Grid Model Revisited

Rafael Ziegler, Alex Nicholls, Jari Aro, Cees van Beers, Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, Daniel Edmiston, Attila Havas, Risto Heiskala, Nadia von Jacobi, Klaus Kubeczko, Martijn Jeroen van der Linden, Lara Maestripieri, Georg Mildenberger, György Molnár, and Gudrun-Christine Schimpf

14 Capital and Capacities

C. W. M. (Ro) Naastepad

15 The Impact of Social Innovation

Alex Nicholls, Nadia von Jacobi, Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, and Georg Mildenberger

16 Social Innovation Policy

Nadia von Jacobi, Alex Nicholls, Daniel Edmiston, Attila Havas, Klaus Kubeczko, György Molnár, Georg Mildenberger, and Gudrun-Christine Schimpf

End Matter