What Is Social Innovation?

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CHAPTER 2 LTERATURE REVIEW 1. INTRODUCTION In this chapter the report provides an exposition of key features of the topic, its significance, areas of debate and critique where necessary. This is done by sinking deep into the past and present scrolls thereby getting the relevant outcomes of the studies conducted by other researchers and or scholars. When Kruse and Warbel are positing about the purpose of literature review a reference is made to Rankin (1998), where four purposes of literature review are laid down. First, the literature review helps the writer to establish credibility. Second, allows the writer to set his own work in the context of others. Third, referencing of others allows us to accommodate a wide variety of readers. Finally,…show more content…
First, social innovation is a development of innovation theory and management, but applied to social and public policy goals. Second, social innovation is inherently collaborative. This means that the key role of public managers is to productively partner with social innovators (who may also be public managers) including by ‘co-framing’ the problem and then ‘co-solving’ it. Third, social innovation seeks to harness and strengthen society’s capacity to act to promote general well-being by creating new partnerships between citizens and the state. From Tucker’s point of view in particular to the second and third strand, ECRDA is to be explored as to whether internal collaboration across departments will source the productive synergies to advance the service delivery beyond expectations. Secondly, if the short-termism of contract of employment of executives can be explored with the intention to strengthen the capacity and cooperation for the benefit of the entity and in turn the communities at large. 8.3 ELEMENTS OF SOCIAL…show more content…
Building linked Social-ecological Resilience: From an SI perspective, resilience is like sustainability, linked to the capacity to balance a healthy environment with a vibrant economy with social justice. It suggests however, a focus on continuous change and a cross-scale dynamic rather than a stable state at any scale. (Re) Engaging vulnerable populations: From an SI perspective, vulnerability is a measure of those cultures, social groups and ideas that are disenfranchised from resources and are threatened with extinction. They represent a key source of diversity which could be lost and is an important resource for social innovation. 9. CONCLUSION When the leadership is not threatened by the presence of the unpleasant short-term contract of employment innovation is expected to flow and positively impact on the growth of the organization thereby influencing the organizational culture and or behaviour (Humphreys & Einstein, 2004), (Kaifi & Noori, 2011), (Kang, Kyungwon , Oah, Shezeen and Dickinson, Alyce M.(2005), Fairholm

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