Social Innovation: Examples within Hungarian context

  • Nora Rodek University of Pannonia, Hungary
  • Zoltán Birkner University of Pannonia, Hungary
  • Tivadar Máhr University of Pannonia, Hungary
  • Tamás Rentz University of Szeged, Hungary
Keywords: social innovation, the centre of innovation, social innovation labs, knowledge sharing, collaboration

Abstract

There are many definitions of social innovation, out of which the most commonly accepted may be that it is a complex solution or, sometimes disruptive, change that is more efficient, effective, sustainable and fair than existing alternatives on the broadest level of society. A further, essential characteristic of it is a community framework, manifested in the creation of new relationships and the restructuring of the entrenched modes of cooperation. Adding to the significance of the phenomenon is that nowadays every social challenge is deemed an economic one as well. Hence, its solution is in the interest of the national economy. The most important sectors and challenges: demography, poverty, climate change, education, digitalization, public administration, health care. Some highlighted recent examples of social innovation are the following: social enterprise, creating shared value (CSV), emissions trading, fair trade and social webshops. The goal of the paper is to interpret social innovation as widely as possible through individual examples within Hungarian context.

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Published
2020-09-22
How to Cite
Rodek, N., Birkner, Z., Máhr, T., & Rentz, T. (2020). Social Innovation: Examples within Hungarian context. Proceedings of the ENTRENOVA - ENTerprise REsearch InNOVAtion Conference (Online), 6(1), 586-592. Retrieved from https://proceedings.entrenova.org/entrenova/article/view/359
Section
Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth