Led by Dr. Palie Smart, this research programme explores how companies innovate for sustainability. It includes, but is not confined to, exploration of how companies use high-level commitment to, for example, Circular Economy to drive innovation; establish more eclectic networks of potential innovation partners (including NGOs, suppliers, competitors, companies in other sectors, academia, government agencies and development agencies); equip managers and leaders with partnership skills; create enabling environments in which employee-initiated innovation (such as social intrapreneurism) can occur; rethink their overall governance of innovation; and seek sustainable shared-value for the company and society.
Learn more about Responsible Innovation through these papers and articles by different members of the Doughty Centre team:
- David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck have a paper published in EFMD Global Focus (Vol. 8, issue 3, 2014). Social intrapreneurs are rarely individual heroes but more like jazz musicians jamming in a group, but sometimes, say the authors, they need even bigger groups - a fully orchestrated "Big Band"! Download "The Jazz Age".
- Stefan Hemel's Responsible Innovation poster
- Social Intrapreneurism Occasional Paper 1: Social Intrapreneurs: An Extra Force for Sustainability
- Social Intrapreneurism Occasional Paper 2: Creating Sustainable Business Through Social Intrapreneurism
- More about Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz:
- Professor David Grayson is interviewed by Magali Sennane for French on-line media Youphil, which specialises in social innovation and CR. Read the interview.