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Author(s): Lopes, Daniel Paulino Teixeira
Vieira, Naldeir dos Santos
Barbosa, Allan Claudius Queiroz
Parente, Cristina
Title: Management innovation and social innovation: convergences and divergences
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss recent developments in the fields of management innovationand social innovation, in order to discover any possible convergences and divergences between them.Design/methodology/approach By examining the state of the art of the literature in both fields of study,this paper proposes a framework of theoretical approaches, conceptual dimensions, goals and objectives,processes, agents, outcomes, methods, and literature gaps.Findings There are substantial differences between management and social innovation in termsof theoretical and conceptual foundations. Although both share similarities given the relevance oftechnology and their focus on social relations, their generation and diffusion processes, among their othercharacteristics, are distinct.Research limitations/implications As this is a theoretical paper concerning innovations that involvesocial elements at their core, the challenge is to incorporate technological innovation into the theoreticalframework. This would help empirically oriented research on more types of innovation.Practical implications The agenda of practitioners, scholars, government, and civil society should takedifferent types of innovation into account, particularly those that go beyond technology.Originality/value This paper contributes to a better understanding of innovations that go beyondtechnology, by analysing innovations (i.e. management and social innovation) that involve social aspects attheir core. Few researchers have analysed these types of innovations jointly.
Subject: Ciências Sociais
Social sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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