EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Grand Societal Challenges and Responsible Innovation

Christian Voegtlin (), Andreas Scherer, Günter Stahl and Olga Hawn
Additional contact information
Christian Voegtlin: Audencia Business School

Post-Print from HAL

Abstract: Grand societal challenges (GSCs) represent complex, multi-level, multi-dimensional problems that require concerted efforts by various actors-public, private, and non-profit-to be successfully addressed. Businesses-alone or in conjunction with governmental and nonprofit organizations-are relevant actors in this regard, as they represent a source of innovation. Responsible innovation (RI) is a framework that allows for the governance and evaluation of innovations with regard to their potential harmful consequences and positive contributions to societal challenges. Moreover, it stipulates that this evaluation process should be facilitated by appropriate governance structures at various levels. The aim of this article is to expand theorizing on GSCs and RI and to encourage research that explores their links. We outline pertinent characteristics of GSCs that make current conceptualizations of corporate social responsibility and social innovation limited in addressing GSCs. We explicate the reflexive and participative capacities of RI governance as a complementary and promising way forward. Finally, we introduce the contributions to this Special Issue as illustrations of relevant theoretical and empirical groundwork around GSCs and RI, and outline the agenda for future research.

Keywords: Grand societal challenges; responsible innovation; global and corporate governance; deliberation; sustainable development; COVID-19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-01-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse and nep-his
Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://audencia.hal.science/hal-03466563
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Journal of Management Studies, 2022, 59 (1), pp.1-28. ⟨10.1111/joms.12785⟩

Downloads: (external link)
https://audencia.hal.science/hal-03466563/document (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hal:journl:hal-03466563

DOI: 10.1111/joms.12785

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Post-Print from HAL
Bibliographic data for series maintained by CCSD ().

 
Page updated 2023-09-12
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-03466563