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Can digital social innovations tackle big challenges?

While digital social innovations (DSI) are booming in Europe, some observations regarding their potential for providing effective solutions seems to be necessary. These innovations are based on digital platforms to empower people in solving problems in areas as diverse as … Continue reading

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Types of digital social innovations (and why they are important…)

  History of technology is full of examples in which certain periods are marked by intensive innovative activity in a certain domain. These incremental innovations come into being by exploiting the opportunities enabled by an initial and more radical development. … Continue reading

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Can digital social innovations be transformative?

In a 2014 Guardian article about the sharing economy, writer Evgeny Morozov wrote: “…there is nothing to celebrate here: it’s like handing out everybody earplugs to deal with intolerable street noise, instead of doing something about the noise itself”. Is … Continue reading

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5 Platform Models for Social Businesses

Digital social innovations are novelties that use, develop, or rely on digital technologies to address social and/or environmental problems. They include a broad group of digital platforms, which facilitate peer-to-peer (or business-to-peer, peer-to-business) interactions. In our research on digital social … Continue reading

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The Reality and Virtuality of Collaborations

I recently read an article titled “from city space to cyber space”, written by Jennifer Light in 1999. It is written in a period where the internet had recently taken off, while many skeptics were concerned about its effects on … Continue reading

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On the meaning of digital social innovation

Authors: Müge Ozman and Cédric Gossart One of the problems that we encounter in our research on digital social innovation is related with defining it. Is it a catch-all phrase? A combination of three trendy words in our era? Digital … Continue reading

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Call for papers – Revue Terminal

We invite for contributions (in French, English or Spanish) to the special issue of the journal Terminal  on “An overview of digital social innovations”. Deadline for proposals (max. 2 pages) = 30/09/2017. Cédric Gossart, Télécom École de Management Nicolas Jullien, IMT Atlantique David Massé, Télécom ParisTech … Continue reading

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Research (and debate) questions on DSI

While digital social innovations are developing rapidly, and notwithstanding their potential power in  bringing effective solutions to many of the world’s problems, there are many issues and areas of dispute that needs to be tackled, with the participation of diverse … Continue reading

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