Community social innovation: Taking a long view on community enterprise

Stott, Neil and Fava, Michelle and Slawinsky, Natalie (2019) Community social innovation: Taking a long view on community enterprise. In: Handbook of Inclusive Innovation: The Role of Organizations, Markets and Communities in Social Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 978 1 78643 600 9

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Communities are increasingly turning to social innovation to address challenges that impact them such as climate change, deindustrialization (or industrialization in the global south) and exclusion due to poverty, race or gender. Social innovation refers to the use of novel organizational vehicles, activities and strategies to facilitate change. Place-based community enterprises (an organizational form predating social enterprise) have been engaged in social innovation for over a century. In this way, community enterprises have attempted to build organizational models that emphasize the inclusion of people and places excluded from opportunities, resources or power. In this chapter, we explore the role of community enterprise in social innovation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Innovation, visual methods, community organisation
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Michelle Fava
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:55

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