Knowledge Creation in Community Development

Institutional Change in Southeast Asia and Japan

  • Ayano Hirose Nishihara
  • Masaei Matsunaga
  • Ikujiro Nonaka
  • Kiyotaka Yokomichi

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About this book


This book explores how public organizations and not-for-profit organizations (NPO) can be more collaborative, innovative and effective in solving social issues in both developing and developed countries. “Social innovation,” led by social entrepreneurs and/or social enterprises, emerged in the late 1990s, and spread in 2000s. As we faced management failures in the West, demand increased for corporations to take on more social responsibility. Based on intensive research on social innovation processes at the municipal and the community level in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan, the book analyses the factors that affected the most effective and efficient social innovations.


Social Innovation social entrepreneurs social enterprises Knowledge creation theory City Planning City Development tacit knowledge explicit knowledge wise leaders community development People-Centric Leadership

Editors and affiliations

  • Ayano Hirose Nishihara
    • 1
  • Masaei Matsunaga
    • 2
  • Ikujiro Nonaka
    • 3
  • Kiyotaka Yokomichi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Global Business, College of BusinessRikkyo UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Hitotsubashi UniversityTokyoJapan
  4. 4.National Graduate Institute for Policy StudiesTokyoJapan

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