SOCIAL INNOVATION AND INNOVATION PERFORMANCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

  • SANDU Steliana Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy
  • ANGHEL Irina Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy

Abstract

Along the last decade, the key role of social innovation in providing answers to intricate and interdependent societal challenges has been an important issue in the literature, as well as in the political discourse. At the EU level, various flagship initiatives within the Europe 2020 strategy integrate and emphasize its potential contribution to the overarching objective of smart and inclusive growth. Yet, the literature on the impulse that social innovation may give to economic growth and, more specific, to innovation performance is rather scarce. In this paper, we attempt to look into the linkages between social innovation and economy, with emphasis on the contribution social innovation may have to higher general innovation performance at national level.
Published
2016-06-30
How to Cite
STELIANA, SANDU; IRINA, ANGHEL. SOCIAL INNOVATION AND INNOVATION PERFORMANCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 18, p. 55-67, june 2016. ISSN 2344-4975. Available at: <http://journals.uab.ro/index.php/oeconomica/article/view/207>. Date accessed: 24 mar. 2019.