Management innovation and social innovation: convergences and divergences

Management innovation and social innovation: convergences and divergences PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to discuss recent developments in the fields of management innovation and social innovation, in order to discover any possible convergences and divergences between them.Design/methodology/approachBy examining the state of the art of the literature in both fields of study, this paper proposes a framework of theoretical approaches, conceptual dimensions, goals and objectives, processes, agents, outcomes, methods, and literature gaps.FindingsThere are substantial differences between management and social innovation in terms of theoretical and conceptual foundations. Although both share similarities given the relevance of technology and their focus on social relations, their generation and diffusion processes, among their other characteristics, are distinct.Research limitations/implicationsAs this is a theoretical paper concerning innovations that involve social elements at their core, the challenge is to incorporate technological innovation into the theoretical framework. This would help empirically oriented research on more types of innovation.Practical implicationsThe agenda of practitioners, scholars, government, and civil society should take different types of innovation into account, particularly those that go beyond technology.Originality/valueThis paper contributes to a better understanding of innovations that go beyond technology, by analysing innovations (i.e. management and social innovation) that involve social aspects at their core. Few researchers have analysed these types of innovations jointly. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1012-8255
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10.1108/ARLA-05-2016-0150
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to discuss recent developments in the fields of management innovation and social innovation, in order to discover any possible convergences and divergences between them.Design/methodology/approachBy examining the state of the art of the literature in both fields of study, this paper proposes a framework of theoretical approaches, conceptual dimensions, goals and objectives, processes, agents, outcomes, methods, and literature gaps.FindingsThere are substantial differences between management and social innovation in terms of theoretical and conceptual foundations. Although both share similarities given the relevance of technology and their focus on social relations, their generation and diffusion processes, among their other characteristics, are distinct.Research limitations/implicationsAs this is a theoretical paper concerning innovations that involve social elements at their core, the challenge is to incorporate technological innovation into the theoretical framework. This would help empirically oriented research on more types of innovation.Practical implicationsThe agenda of practitioners, scholars, government, and civil society should take different types of innovation into account, particularly those that go beyond technology.Originality/valueThis paper contributes to a better understanding of innovations that go beyond technology, by analysing innovations (i.e. management and social innovation) that involve social aspects at their core. Few researchers have analysed these types of innovations jointly.

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Academia Revista Latinoamericana de AdministraciónEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 6, 2017

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