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Course, academic year 2021/2022
  
Social Innovation - AP501013
Title: Social Innovation
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0 other [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D101001
Annotation -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2020)
• The students will know what social innovations are and understand how they can help solve societal problems • The students will know various concepts of social innovations in combining innovation, societal problem-solving, creation of sustainable solutions
Aim of the course -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2020)

The condition for successful completion of the course is the elaboration of a work that will take the form of an article in order to make a theoretical basis with current issues, or systematic literature or analysis in a specific area.

Literature -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2020)

• Brandsen, T., Cattacin, S., Evers, A., Zimmer, A. (2016). Social Innovations in the Urban Context, Springer.

• Hamalainen, T.J., Heiskala, R. (2007). Social Innovations, Institutional Change and Economic Performance: Making Sense of Structural Adjustment Processes in Industrial Sectors, Regions and Societies: Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar.

• Logue, D. (2019). Theories of social innovation, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

• Mulgan, G. (2019). Social Innovation: How Societies Find the Power to Change, Bristol University Press, Policy Press.

Syllabus -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (30.12.2020)

1. The theoretical foundations of social innovation

2. Forms of social innovations and their diversity

3. The emergence of social innovations - typical mechanisms of social value creation

4. Social problems as an opportunity - global and local dimensions, place-based issues

5. Political, economic, social and ecological aspects of social innovations

6. Co-production, co-creation and partnership in a democratic system

7. Typical mechanisms of social value creation

8. Social entrepreneurship - forms, differences from other business

9. Corporate social responsibility - theoretic background, business ethics contextualization, governance and reputation

10. The relationship between the CSR and the firm's performance – firm's long-term economic stability and performance, reputation and value maintenance, relation to the other firms' functions

11. The CSR management and certification - the system and models of the CSR management, integration, the CSR strategy, communication of the CSR, methods of measuring and benchmarking of the CSR projects, quality management in the CSR areas through the certification as ISO or EMAS. Reporting a standards of reporting.

12. Business leadership

13. How to evaluate success and failure of social innovations?

14. Methodology of evaluation of social innovations and scaling-up

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Potluka Oto doc. Ing. Ph.D. (16.12.2020)

The condition for successful completion of the course is the elaboration of a work that will take the form of an article in order to make a theoretical basis with current issues, or systematic literature or analysis in a specific area.

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 100

 
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