Volume 28 (4) of INNOVATION published online

EDITORIAL

by Dorothea Tommasi

In the aftermath of the European Financial Crisis, the need for Social Innovation is pressing. The current issue of Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research reveals a series of contributions focusing on implications, challenges and approaches to societal transformation on the local, national and global levels. Although then it was not common to use the term ‘Innovation’, Pohoryles insisted in the first issue of this journal that the concept of innovation should be used in the social sciences and that the idea of innovation in the social sciences is relevant both in terms of content as well as methodology and theory building. In terms of content, social innovation is key for the understanding of social change, in terms of methodology, multi-disciplinary research has to move towards a more integrated, hence interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach (Pohoryles, 1988). […]

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