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A methodological framework for measuring social innovation

Ein methodischer Ansatz zur Messung sozialer Innovation
[Zeitschriftenartikel]

Bund, Eva; Gerhard, Ulrike; Hoelscher, Michael; Mildenberger, Georg

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Abstract "This paper introduces a methodological framework to develop dimensions for measuring social innovation capacities of spatial units. The framework is designed to ensure the compatibility of these dimensions with theoretical concepts as well as innovative practices. Therefore, theoretical top-down strategies have been combined with an empirical bottom-up strategy. From the top-down perspective, we assess opportunities and limits of existing metrics of technological-economic innovation in the light of theoretical requirements of social innovation. As an interim result we present measurement dimensions for social innovation at the national level. Within the framework of the bottom-up strategy, we start our analysis from the local level. In qualitative case studies in four German cities, we investigate whether these dimensions are of significance for the innovative practice. In order to study the innovation process in the context of innovative practice we look at the example of the integration of migrants and discuss systemic determinants of social innovativeness. Finally, these systemic implications have been used to modify the measurement dimensions and to adjust them to the local level." (author's abstract)
Thesaurusschlagwörter innovation; indicator; measurement; migrant; integration; case study; town; social area analysis; methodology
Klassifikation Migration; Raumplanung und Regionalforschung; Erhebungstechniken und Analysetechniken der Sozialwissenschaften
Freie Schlagwörter social innovation; mixed-methods; urban case studies
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2015
Seitenangabe S. 48-78
Zeitschriftentitel Historical Social Research, 40 (2015) 3
Heftthema Methods of innovation research: qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.12759/hsr.40.2015.3.48-78
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht-kommerz.
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