Sociology - Sociology
Social innovations are actions that intend to meet social needs in a better way than the existing practices. Such innovations may be needed to improve working conditions, education, community development or healthcare. Social innovations are created with the goal of extending and strengthening civil society. It includes the social processes of innovation and the innovations which have a social purpose. Open-source model, activism, online volunteering, microloans and distance learning are some examples of social innovations. Transformative social innovations, apart from introducing new approaches to apparently unsolvable problems, also change the social institutions that created the problem in the first place. The topics included in this book on social innovation are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to the readers. From theories to research to practical applications, case studies related to all contemporary topics of relevance to this field have been included herein. This book is a vital tool for all researching and studying this field.