Social Innovations for Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080313009, 9781483139272

Social Innovations for Development

1st Edition

A Conference at Ulriksdal Palace, Organized for the Sven and Dagmar Salén Foundation by the International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study (IFIAS) in Its Ulriksdal Seminar Series, from Vision to Action

Editors: C. G. Hedén A. King
eBook ISBN: 9781483139272
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 184
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Social Innovations for Development focuses on the need for the advancement of social innovations relative to the progress of science and technology. The selection is composed of works of authors who have conducted research on the need to enhance social innovations and cope with the advancement of science and technology, particularly how these areas affect institutions, social and government structures, and humankind as a whole. The book stresses world trends that require institutional change and the need to institute innovation in the structures and procedures of government. The text also offers a discussion on the history of social change. Along with this discussion are remarks and suggestions on how to transform social innovations from theory to action. As the world develops, the need to put up social inventions to facilitate the adoption of technical inventions is stressed. With this pointed out, the work of international foundation for social innovation is highlighted. In the research to establish the connection between technological and social innovation, the role of international prizes is of great value. Thus, specific areas for awards and incentives are discussed. The book is a vital source of information for those interested in establishing the relationship of social innovations with the advancement of science and technology.

Table of Contents

List of Participants

List of Foundations Represented at the Seminar


The Need for Social and Institutional Innovation

In Search of Catalysts for Creativity

Social Innovation: History, Theory, Internationalization

Social, Scientific and Technical Inventions in a Developing World

The Work of the International Foundation for Social Innovation

Science- and Technology-related Social Innovations in UNCSTD

The Linkage between Technological and Social Innovation and the Promotion of Social Innovation through International Prizes

The Institute for Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Science and Technology for Development

The Sympathetic Ear—The Work of the Intermediate Technology Development Group, London

The United Nations System as a Catalyst for Science and Technology

Dynamism and Development

Summary of Discussions at Ulriksdal Seminar II: Social Innovations for Development

Concluding Statement



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About the Editor

C. G. Hedén

A. King

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, UK

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