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dc.contributor.authorCannon, Sheila
dc.contributor.authorDart, Raymond
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-02T13:27:25Z
dc.date.available2020-04-02T13:27:25Z
dc.date.createdNovember 2019en
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019en
dc.identifier.citationCannon, S.M., & Dart, R., Digital Social Innovation: A new actor in the third sector?, ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) 48th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, USA, November 2019, ARNOVA, 2019, 1 - 24en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/92175
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory paper examines a new and understudied phenomenon – the use of digital innovations to address social issues. While the influence and consequences of disruptive technology are the subjects of many articles, books and much speculation, very little has been written on the deliberate use of technology to engage social issues. Eight cases illustrate six different types of digital innovations that social entrepreneurs are using for social purposes. We situate our research within three areas of related literature: disruption and transformation caused by digital innovations; the use of technology in nonprofits and civil society initiatives; and social entrepreneurship and innovation. Findings highlight two types of Digital Social Innovations. Phase 1 consists of the Digital Start up, in which bright ideas from outside the field focus on pitching and presenting. Phase 2 is the Applied Innovation, where entrepreneurs faced resistance from the sector and experienced a steep learning curve. The significance of this research is to map out a new and ignored actor in the third sector: digital social innovations. We also contribute to understanding the process of how social entrepreneurs develop from innovative individuals to become more established social enterprises. We provide a definition of this term as well as some directions for future research.en
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dc.format.extent24en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherARNOVAen
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dc.subjectSocial innovationen
dc.subjectSocial entrepeneuren
dc.subjectDigital disruptionen
dc.titleDigital Social Innovation: A new actor in the third sector?en
dc.title.alternativeARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) 48th Annual Conferenceen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.rssinternalid209223
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeCreative Technologiesen
dc.subject.TCDThemeDigital Engagementen
dc.subject.TCDThemeInclusive Societyen
dc.subject.TCDTagSocial Enterprise & Social Entrepreneurshipen
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-9114-9649


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