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Attila Havas

Attila Havas

is Head of Research Group at the Institute of Economics, CERS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, regional editor of International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, and member of the editorial board of Foresight and STI Governance. His academic interests are in economics of innovation, national and sectoral innovation systems, theory and practice of innovation policy, (technology) foresight as a policy tool, and social innovation. He has participated in a number of international research projects on STI policies, innovation and transition, social innovation, as well as on foresight and prospective analyses, advised foresight programmes in several countries, been a member of EU expert groups, and invited speaker at international conferences.

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Attila Havas, György Molnár: A multi-channel interactive learning model of social innovation

The paper develops a new model of social innovation (SI) by relying on the multi-channel interactive learning model of business innovation (Caraça et al. 2009). As opposed to the linear models of innovation, this model does not identify ‘stages’ of business innovation. It stresses that innovation is an interactive process, in which collaboration among various partners are crucial, as they possess different types of knowledge, which are all indispensable for a successful innovation activity. To develop a new model of SI, we identify the potential major actors in an SI process, their activities, modes of producing, disseminating and utilising knowledge. We also consider the mezzo and macro environment of SI, composed of the education and training system, the cognitive frame on social innovations, the policy governance system, regulations, and the funding opportunities. We will illustrate the proposed model with different types of cases. The model can assist SI policy-makers, policy analysts, as well as practitioners when devising and implementing SI.

Last modified: 2019.10.17.