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Toivonen, Tuukka (2015) 'What is the social innovation community? Conceptualizing an emergent collaborative organization.' Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.

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Abstract

Although social innovation is stimulating tremendous interest among scholars and policy-makers, its emergent catalysts are insufficiently understood. This paper thus identifies and explores a relevant collaborative organization, the social innovation community (SIC). Found in cosmopolitan cities, SICs are held together by recognizable shared cultures and online/offline spaces. This account sets out a basic categorization of SICs, profiles their salient features, and offers an original definition. SICs support early-stage social entrepreneurship but may also help to introduce social innovation into new cultural settings, re-programme wider innovation circuits, and promote productive collaboration amid diversity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Published Online 13th February 2015
Keywords: Social innovation, social entrepreneurship, innovation community, collaboration, networks
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 19420684
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/19420676.2014.997779
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 10:53
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19924

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