Innovative development of the regions of Russia: social innovations

The work concludes a series of articles devoted to the problems of innovative development of the regions of Russia. The article provides a brief overview of foreign and domestic approaches to the definition of the concept of «social innovation». The article shows the differences between social innovations and social entrepreneurship. The paper defines the role of social innovations in the activities of enterprises and organizations. Based on the materials of the Second Forum of Social Innovations of the Regions, the article lists some projects of social innovations implemented in the regions of the country. The article presents examples of environmental innovation projects implemented within the framework of the Nizhny Novgorod business incubator CLEVER

Keywords: social innovation, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility


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