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Generating Social Innovations: Some Recent Experience from Abroad

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  • Irena Jindrichovska

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    (University of Finance and Administration)

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Innovation is without doubts one of the key production factors. The aim of this paper is to analyze the recent development in the field of social innovation and, more importantly the practical impact of this concept to society. As we may observe, currently, the cheap and highly developed information technology in our open society is readily available to broad population. It is, therefore, ready to be used in both technical and social fields. The easiness with which the technology is now used may bring in some social patterns that are reflecting in communication and human conduct. Many developed countries have nowadays problems of funding the essential public needs like running public services or building necessary infrastructure. After touching on the concept of public private partnership and its feasibility our paper deals with explanation of the new notions: the Big Society recently introduced in the UK and Collective impact developed in the US. We also look in their impact on creating opportunities for authorized and legal reduction of services to citizens in some developed countries.

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Article provided by University of Finance and Administration in its journal ACTA VSFS.

Volume (Year): 6 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 155-168

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Handle: RePEc:prf:journl:v:6:y:2012:i:2:p:155-168

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Keywords: innovation; open innovation; social innovation; Big Society; collective impact;

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