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Exploring social innovation through co-creation in rural India using action research

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Emerald Publishing Limited

Source : Social Enterprise Journal

Url : https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/SEJ-12-2019-0099/full/html

Keywords : Social innovation, Social enterprise, co-creation, co-design, Action research, India

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School for Sustainable Development

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Sustainable Development

Year : 2021

Abstract : Social innovation (SI) has been promoted by policymakers for addressing all kinds of social issues in the context of diminishing government resources. It is, however, difficult to assess the efficiency of SI-based public policies, as the process of SI itself remains largely nebulous. The purpose of this paper is to better understand this process with a focus on its early stage, until the point of identifying a socially innovative idea and in the context of disadvantaged rural communities in India.

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