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Defining the Concept of Social Innovation


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To Advance understanding of the concept of social innovation this review section 1 highlights the main uses and areas where the concept of social innovation has emerged. This preliminary analysis leads to the conclusion that there are two essential definitions of social innovation: an outcome-based one and a process-based one. In section 2 we develop the outcome definition and its main features whereas section 3 focuses on social innovation as a multi-stakeholder process.

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Social Innovation, Social Mission, Social Value Creation.
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Heena
Delhi University, Delhi, India

Abstract


To Advance understanding of the concept of social innovation this review section 1 highlights the main uses and areas where the concept of social innovation has emerged. This preliminary analysis leads to the conclusion that there are two essential definitions of social innovation: an outcome-based one and a process-based one. In section 2 we develop the outcome definition and its main features whereas section 3 focuses on social innovation as a multi-stakeholder process.

Keywords


Social Innovation, Social Mission, Social Value Creation.