Synthetic Grid: A critical framework to inform the development of social innovation metrics

Nicholls, Alex (2015) Synthetic Grid: A critical framework to inform the development of social innovation metrics. CRESSI Working Paper Series 14/2015.

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Overall, Work Package 3 (WP3) of the CRESSI (Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation) project aims to address two overarching questions:

1. What are the relationships between social impact, performance measurement and accountability in the processes of social innovation?

2. How can effective performance measurement enhance the impacts and outcomes of social innovation processes, particularly for the disenfranchised or disempowered?

As a foundation for these research objectives, this paper develops a critical accounting framework to inform the development and operationalization of a range of social innovation metrics that will be used elsewhere in the CRESSI project. The ultimate purpose of this work is to help shape appropriate and effective methodologies and indicators by which the empirical material in CRESSI can be tested in terms of its presentation of innovations to alter the structural relations that cause and perpetuate marginalization for target populations. Such analyses will also inform the overall policy and practice recommendations of CRESSI.

Item Type: Other Working Paper
Keywords: Social Innovation, metrics
Subject(s): Innovation
Social entrepreneurship
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 10:42
Funders: European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613261

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