Social Innovations for Development

Social Innovations for Development

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editors: C. G. Hedén, A. King
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139272

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139272

About the Editors

C. G. Hedén

A. King

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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