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Exploring a pre-theoretical management phenomenon: promising ways forward for researching social innovation in organisations

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Taylor, R and Torugsa, N and Arundel, A, Exploring a pre-theoretical management phenomenon: promising ways forward for researching social innovation in organisations, 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Under new management: Innovating for sustainable and just futures, 6-9 December 2016, QUT Business School, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 1-19. (2016) [Conference Extract]

Abstract

This paper provides a synthesis of empirical studies, published between 1998 and 2015, on the emerging management phenomenon of social innovation within organisations. Social innovation has recently garnered immense attention in academic and management discussions, yet remains in a nascent stage of knowledge development. Outlining several problem-based observations, a future research agenda is put forward that builds synergies between theory, method and practice. It proposes that the way forward lies in using abduction as the logic of discovery, adopting complexity theory, and using set-theoretic methods to reflect multiple realities. The application of these methods will ensure the phenomenon of social innovation is empirically grounded, with the aim of advancing the management discipline’s knowledge base while also contributing positively to practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Innovation, scholarship, NFP management, new public management, social enterprise management
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Innovation and Technology Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Public Sector Productivity
Author:Taylor, R (Dr Robert Taylor)
Author:Torugsa, N (Dr Ann Torugsa)
Author:Arundel, A (Professor Anthony Arundel)
ID Code:112934
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2016-12-05
Last Modified:2016-12-05
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