The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) is now calling for papers for a special issue on: “Social innovation in Social enterprises: What is going on?”. Guest editors: Simone Poledrini (University of Perugia), Florence Degavre (Université Catholique de Louvain), and Ermanno Tortia (University of Trento and Euricse). Deadline for submissions of full paper is
13 November 2017extended to December 17, 2017, due to popular request, and the publication of the special issue is intend for July 2018.
In recent years, the topic of social innovation has attracted considerable attention from scholars in various disciplines, such as economics (Pol and Ville, 2009), management (Cajaiba-Santana, 2014), sociology (Olsson and Galaz, 2012), and psychology (Bulut, Eren and Halac, 2013). These different approaches led to an equally varied number of definitions, perspectives, and frameworks of analysis (Gallouj and Djellal, 2010; Nicholls and Murdock, 2012; Moulaert et al., 2013). One of these is related to social enterprise studies, explained as organizations that combine entrepreneurial dynamics to provide services or goods with a primary objective to meet social needs (Borzaga and Defourny, 2001). Social enterprises (SEs) have significant potential for social innovation. It is now established that social innovation and social enterprise are two tightly interconnected concepts (Harrisson, Klein and Browne, 2010; Defourny and Nyssens, 2013). However, although much is known about the conditions of the emergence of social innovation within the SE context, the main changes undergone by social enterprises due to social innovation are still understudied. The aim of this call is to welcome articles dealing with the subject of the effects of social innovation on different aspects of the social enterprise organisation.
We are particularly interested in articles that tackle Schumpeter’s main categories of innovation and explore their effects from the perspective of the SE. More specifically, we enquire under what conditions are new service or goods, new methods of production (like organizational models or models of accountability), new sources of financing, new collaboration between corporations and social enterprises or new models of governance implemented; what are their internal organizational effects; what kind of influence they exert on the main stakeholders of the SE (employees, beneficiaries etc.). We are also interested in articles that examine if, and how, social innovations are associated with (progressive) work transformation or better (gender/ethnic/social) group relations in the workplace. For this forthcoming special issue of JEOD we invite theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions, which draw on different research streams and disciplines. Methodologically, we welcome qualitative, quantitative, multi-method and mixed-methods research approaches dealing with social innovation in social enterprises.
Borzaga, C. & Defourny, J. (Eds.) (2001). The emergence of social enterprise. London: Routledge.
Bulut, C., Eren, H. & Halac, D.S. (2013). Social Innovation and Psychometric Analysis. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 82: 122–130.
Cajaiba-Santana, G. (2014). Social innovation: Moving the field forward. A conceptual framework. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82: 42–51.
Defourny, J. & Nyssens, M. (2013). Social innovation, social economy and social enterprise: what can the European debate tell us ? In: F. Moulaert, D. MacCallum, A. Mehmood & A. Hamdouch (Eds.), The international handbook on social innovation. Collective action, social learning and transdisciplinary research. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Gallouj, F. & Djellal, F. (Eds.). (2010). The Handbook of Innovation and Services. A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Harrisson, D., Klein, J.-L. & Browne, P.L. (2010). Social innovation, social enterprise and services. In: F. Gallouj & F. Djellal (Eds.), The Handbook of Innovation and Service. A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 197–218.
Moulaert, F., MacCallum, D., Mehmood, A. & Hamdouch, A. (Eds.) (2013). The international handbook on social innovation. Collective action, social learning and transdisciplinary research. Cheltenham: Elgar. Nicholls, A. & Murdock, A. (Eds.) (2012). Social Innovation: Blurring Boundaries to Reconfigure Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 223–247.
Pol, E. & Ville, S. (2009). Social innovation: Buzz word or enduring term? Journal of Socio-Economics, 38(6): 878–885.
Olsson, P. & Galaz, V. (2012). Social-Ecological Innovation and Transformation. In: A. Nicholls & A. Murdock (Eds.), Social Innovation: Blurring Boundaries to Reconfigure Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 223–247.