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Transformed management scholarship and ways forward for exploring social innovation in organizations

Taylor, R, Torugsa, N ORCID: 0000-0001-6563-4272 and Arundel, A ORCID: 0000-0001-6833-2472 2020 , 'Transformed management scholarship and ways forward for exploring social innovation in organizations' , International Studies of Management and Organization, vol. 50, no. 2 , pp. 107-129 , doi: 10.1080/00208825.2020.1758420.

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Abstract

Inspired by recent calls for a transformation of management scholarship,we conduct a scoping review of empirical studies during 1998–2015 onthe phenomenon of social innovation within organizations. Social innovations are novel solutions that address social problems and create value forsociety as a whole. We make several problem-based observations and suggest how the social innovation phenomenon can be empirically groundedand contextualized to make future research intellectually relevant andmeaningful for practice. We propose that the way forward lies in usingabduction as a logic of discovery, adopting complexity theorizing, andusing set-theoretic analytical methods to reflect multiple realities. Theapplication of these three methods will help link theory and researchmethods with practice, thereby improving the ability of research to tacklemanagerial and societal issues and hence strengthening managementscholarship.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Taylor, R and Torugsa, N and Arundel, A
Keywords: contexts, management scholarship, organizations, phenomenon-driven research, social innovation
Journal or Publication Title: International Studies of Management and Organization
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.
ISSN: 0020-8825
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/00208825.2020.1758420
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