Social Innovation

Solutions for a Sustainable Future

  • Thomas Osburg
  • René Schmidpeter

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Perspectives and Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Joan Fontrodona
      Pages 23-33
    3. Michael Hopkins
      Pages 35-55
    4. Waymond Rodgers, Arne Söderbom
      Pages 57-64
    5. André Habisch, Cristian R. Loza Adaui
      Pages 65-74
  3. Related Business Concepts to Social Innovation

  4. Instruments and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Peter Russo, Susan Mueller
      Pages 171-181
    3. Filipe Santos, João Cotter Salvado, Isabel Lopo de Carvalho, Uwe G. Schulte
      Pages 183-195
  5. Best Practices in Social Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Shelly Esque, Martina Roth, Danny Arati
      Pages 209-216
    3. Caroline Jenner
      Pages 217-227
    4. Stefanie Hiss
      Pages 229-237
    5. Thomas Walker, Florian Beranek
      Pages 239-249
    6. Raluca Oltean, Thomas Osburg, Lorie Wigle
      Pages 251-257
    7. Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Helen Spence-Jackson
      Pages 259-266
    8. Peter A. Bruck, Martina A. Roth
      Pages 267-279
  6. Looking Ahead on Social Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Mollie Painter-Morland
      Pages 283-293
    3. Matthias S. Fifka, Samuel O. Idowu
      Pages 309-315
    4. Thomas Osburg, René Schmidpeter
      Pages 317-321
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 323-335

About this book


​Social Innovation is becoming an increasingly important topic in our global society. Those organizations which are able to develop business solutions to the most urgent social and ecological challenges will be the leading companies of tomorrow.

Social Innovation not only creates value for society but will be a key driver for business success. Although the concept of Social Innovation is discussed globally the meaning and its impact on the development of new business strategies is still heavily on debate. This publication has the goal to give a comprehensive overview of different concepts in the very innovative field of Social Innovation, from a managerial as well as from a theoretical and social perspective.

Over 30 leading thinkers in the field of Innovation, Strategic Management and Organizational Development give a well structured inside on the latest developments and progress in the field of Social Innovation. Thereby the authors not only develop a comprehensive and unique analysis on the state-of-the art of social innovation but also give practical advice and information to business leaders on how to apply the latest management thinking on Social Innovation to daily business decisions. This publication has the intention to become a milestone in the further development of the concept of Social Innovation as well as to further stimulate new business strategies necessary to overcome world most pressing social and ecological challenges.  


CSR Corporate Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Strategic Management Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Osburg
    • 1
  • René Schmidpeter
    • 2
  1. 1.Intel Corp.FeldkirchenGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Humane Market EconomyPuchAustria

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