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Developing a Practitioner's Social Innovation Framework: Definitions, Outcomes and Processes

posted on 2021-02-08, 02:50 authored by YONG YUAN TEH
“What is social innovation?” To date, a practical and universally accepted definition of social innovation is missing. This thesis hopes to address this theory-practice gap. Recognising that social innovation is initially developed from practice, this research explores the perspectives of practitioners involved in the deployment of social innovation, in particular the context of social innovation competitions. This research has three areas of focus, namely the concept of social innovation (definitions); what impacts social innovation has created (outcomes); and how social innovation is developed and implemented (processes). Research findings led to this research developing a Practitioner’s Social Innovation Framework.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Jothee Sinnakkannu

Additional supervisor 1

Buriata Eti-Tofinga

Additional supervisor 2

Calvin W.H. Cheong

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Business and Economics (Monash University Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Business and Economics