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Title: Open Social Innovation and Open Collaborative Projects for Societal Change: An Exploratory study of Latin American Social Enterprises
Authors: Iturralde, Desiree
Keywords: Economía Social
Empresas Híbridas
Innovación Social
Proyectos Colaborativos
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Abstract: This dissertation seeks to contribute to the framework of open innovation strategy applied to social enterprises. Although developed markets are characterised by the innovation of many of their industries, this not a distinguishing characteristic of many of Latin American economies. Moreover, open innovation and social innovation are subject areas that have been studied in developed countries but under-researched in emerging markets. This study applies an abductive approach, combining the empirical findings of the cases with the phenomenon that is described in the existing literature by connecting them to open social innovation and collaborative projects. Furthermore, the findings allow to derive new themes in the current framework of open social innovation and collaborative projects. The combination of the strategies suggest that social enterprises can generate profit while providing a social good and engaging people in projects where innovation meets a collaborative action for societal change.
Description: 58p. Dissertation Presented for the Degree of MSc. International Business and Emerging Markets
URI: http://biblioteca.academiab.info//handle/123456789/123
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