CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Social Innovation

Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Editors: Osburg, Thomas, Schmidpeter, René (Eds.)

  • ​Academic and business leaders provide a comprehensive understanding of Social Innovation and its relevance to latest management approaches
  • Latest managerial and academic insides help to clearly understand the opportunities and challenges related to this unique concept
  • Best practices provide insight on how to apply the concept of Social Innovation to daily business decision making
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​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.  

About the authors

Dr. Thomas Osburg is Director Europe Corporate Affairs at Intel Corp. He is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all CSR programs for Intel Corp. in Europe. He holds a Ph.D. (Dr.rer.pol.) degree in Economics and Business Administration and held several Management positions in the area of International Management and Marketing, CSR, Education and Research at various IT Companies, living in France, the U.S. and Germany. Dr. Osburg is also publishing frequently and lecturing on Management, Marketing and CSR at leading universities in Europe. He is currently teaching a MBA Module Technology & Innovation Management at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and a module CSR and Strategic Management in the Certificate for Advanced Studies Program at the University of Geneva. He is also on the Board of Directors for CSR Europe and EABIS (The Academy of Business in Society).

Dr. René Schmidpeter is Head of Research at the „Zentrum für humane Marktwirtschaft“ (Centre for Humane Market Economy) in Salzburg and teaches CSR and Sustainability at several business schools in Europe. For over 10 years he has conducted extensive research in the field of Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability and has already edited several publications on CSR Management Approaches and CSR Policies.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Social Innovation: A New Concept for a Sustainable Future?

    Schmidpeter, René

    Pages 1-9

  • Social Innovation to Drive Corporate Sustainability

    Osburg, Thomas

    Pages 13-22

  • The Relation Between Ethics and Innovation

    Fontrodona, Joan

    Pages 23-33

  • Humanitarian Perspective on Social Innovation

    Hopkins, Michael

    Pages 35-55

  • Knowledge Creation and Transfer Effects on Decision Making

    Rodgers, Waymond (et al.)

    Pages 57-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Innovation
Book Subtitle
Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Editors
  • Thomas Osburg
  • René Schmidpeter
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36540-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36540-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36539-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44377-0
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 335
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