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Social Innovation in Spain, China and Russia: Key Aspects of Development

Solov’eva T.S., Popov A.V., Caro-Gonzalez A., Hua Li .

Volume 11, Issue 2, 2018

Social Innovation in Spain, China and Russia: Key Aspects of Development / Solov’eva T.S., Popov A.V., Caro-Gonzalez A., Hua Li .. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2018, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 52-68. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2018.2.56.4

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2018.2.56.4

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
As traditional methods of governance are unable to promptly respond to the conglomerate of issues brought about by system-wide changes and modernity, social innovation is seen as a promising alternative. Its uptake, however, is facilitated and hindered by a variety of factors. Using Spain, China, and Russia as country cases, this article explicates the findings of a systems-based comparative analysis on the drivers and barriers to the development of social innovations as effective tools in addressing social problems. In depth research projects carried out at national or regional levels provides the background knowledge to analyze the scope, size, trajectory, goals and target groups of the initiatives, as well as the geographical, historical and socio-economic frameworks and environments of the social innovations studied. It was found that there is a need to further clarify the concept of social innovation and to stimulate awareness and public support for social entrepreneurship across all three cases. Specific fiscal, legislative, and social measures are also identified for social innovation initiatives to flourish in each of the three countries analyzed. These findings provide a valuable contribution to public policy by illuminating practical ways to move forward in making social innovation an effective and sustainable strategy for addressing pertinent societal issues

Keywords

social development; social policy; management; Social innovation; social innovation; social entrepreneurship; drivers; barriers

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