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Social Innovation Versus Generations - New Forms of Cooperation between Generations on the Field of Social Innovation

Ágnes Balogh, Eszter Bogdany, Krisztina Kiglics and Norina Németh
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Ágnes Balogh: University of Pannonia, Hungary
Eszter Bogdany: University of Pannonia, Hungary
Krisztina Kiglics: University of Pannonia, Hungary
Norina Németh: University of Pannonia, Hungary

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Abstract: Nowadays, one of the most pressing social problem is the generational shift, and the generational differences which however can be a driving force of finding and adapting common solutions (Cajaiba- Santana, 2014). The outcomes of social innovation might be the form of new institutions, new social movements, new social practices, or different structures of collaborative work (Mumford, 2002). Universities have a great chance to improve or build relationships between different members of different generations in order to accelerate the innovation and creativity in a society. The viability and economic potential of a region is determined by the quality of human capital which is influenced primarily by the knowledge, competences and the creativity of stakeholders of the region. Lack of social innovation and missing creativity highlights the need for interactions between stakeholders (Callon, 2007) which can affect the retaining ability of the workforce and the population in a region. The main aim of the study is to review the concept of social innovation and creativity from the view of generational differences. Because the featured review is a work in progress therefore the study is limited to the literature review and a case study. Further results of the study are indicators of cooperation between generational members in order to improve the innovation and creativity of society. This publication/research has been supported by the European Union and Hungary and co-financed by the European Social Fund through the project EFOP-3.6.2 - 16 - 2017-00017, titled "Sustainable, intelligent and inclusive region al and city models".

Keywords: social innovation; intergenerational cooperation; generations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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