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AP Social Finance

Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto

Digital Social Innovation – This site is part of an EU wide research project on Digital Social Innovation (DSI). The European Commission has funded the project to build a living map of organisations that use digital technologies for social innovation. Led by Nesta, the project partners are Esade, FutureEverything, IRI, Swirrl and Waag Society.

European Commission

Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation

OECD – LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development) – LEED Forum on Social Innovations.

Social Innovation + Change Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Radical Social Entrepreneurs

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, Oxford

Social Action Solutions

Social Innovation Europe

Social Innovation eXchange (SIX)

Social Innovation Fund – A key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service

Social Innovation, Brown University

Social Innovator – The project is a collaboration between the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and the Young Foundation.

Spring Impact

The Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business

The Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto

The Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS

The Social Innovation Centre, INSEAD

The Young Foundation: disruptive social innovation

Verb – operates massive entrepreneurship competitions that accelerate early-stage social entrepreneurs around the world by connecting them to the money and resources they need to grow.

Influential social innovation papers in the major management journals

Ashforth, B.E. and Reingen, P.H. (2014) “Functions of dysfunction: managing the dynamics of an organizational duality in a natural food cooperative”, Administrative Science Quarterly, 59: 474-516 (DOI:10.1177/0001839214537811)

Battilana, J. and Dorado, S. (2010) “Building sustainable hybrid organizations: the case of commercial microfinance organizations.” Academy of Management Journal, 53(6): 1419-1440

Besharov, M.L. (2014) “The relational ecology of identification: How organizational identification emerges when individuals hold divergent values.” Academy of Management Journal (DOI:10.5465/amj.2011.0761)

Hwang, H. and Powell, W. (2009) “The rationalization of charity: the influences of professionalism in the nonprofit sector.” Administrative Science Quarterly, 54(2): 268-98

Kistruck, G. and Smith, B. (2013) “Mitigating principal-agent problems in Base-of-the-Pyramid markets: an identity spillover perspective.” Academy of Management Journal, 56: 659-682 (DOI:10.5465/amj.2011.0336)

Mair J., Martí I., and Ventresca M. (2012) “Building inclusive markets in rural bangladesh: how intermediaries work institutional voids.” Academy of Management Journal, 55(4): 819-850.

Miller, T.I., Grimes, M.G., Mcmullen, J.S. and Vogus, T.I. (2012) “Venturing for others with heart and head: how compassion encourages social entrepreneurship.” Academy of Management Review, 37(4): 616-640

Nicholls, A. (2009) “We do good things don’t we? blended value accounting in social entrepreneurship.” Accounting, Organizations and Society, 34(6-7): 755-769

Pache, A.C. and Santos, F. (2013) “Inside the hybrid organization: selective coupling as a response to competing institutional logics.” Academy of Management Journal, 56(4): 972-1001 (DOI:10.5465/amj.2011.0405)

Tracey, P., Phillips, N. and Jarvis, O. (2011) “Bridging institutional entrepreneurship and the creation of new organizational forms: a multilevel model.” Organization Science, 22(1): 60-80 (DOI: 10.1287/orsc.1090.0522)


Business and Society Journal (SAGE)

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development

Journal of Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Journal

Social Innovations Journal

Stanford Social Innovation Review: magazine

“Creating conscious movements for social impact”

Practitioner: Noa Gafni, Fellow of Social Innovation (1.7 MB)

“Transparency and trust in the charity sector”

Practitioner: Rosie Horton, Charityworks (1.2 MB)

“Intrapreneurial opportunities: leveraging people’s skills and talents within organisations”

Practitioners: Emerson Csorba & Eric Termuende, Gen Y (454 KB)

Publications from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (in partnership with the World Economic Forum)

Shareable on Social Enterprise – An award-winning non-profit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation.

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