Working Paper. Innovation and Collective Entrepreneurship

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    This paper examines different forms of innovation including social innovation, and why innovation and social innovation have become important themes in public policy in a context of the increasing and diverse demands on welfare regimes, and in an era of constrained budgets. It will review different perspectives on innovation and social innovation and the dynamic interaction through collective entrepreneurship in the the social and solidarity economy; bringing out process and outcome dimensions of innovation. And it will develop an understanding of the drivers and barriers to innovation, including the role of the institutional and policy framework. It will set this analysis within the context of public policy, demonstrating the role of public policy in enabling such innovations in the social and solidarity economy.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherChantier de l’économie sociale
    Number of pages29
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2011

    Bibliographical note

    One of five working papers written by a Research Committee of the FIESS (International Forum on the social and solidarity economy), made of academics and representatives from Canadian and international organizations


    • Social Innovation
    • Social economy, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social service, social innovation, EMES

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