Special Issue "Innovation as a Source of Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Strategy"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2022) | Viewed by 11047
Interests: innovation; management; CRS; SCM; FMCG
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Interests: international management and entrepreneurship; innovations; special economic zones
Interests: social policy; communication and media; quantitative social research; human-computer interaction; financial economics; microeconomics; international economics information science; information systems (business informatics)
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The conditions and development of a knowledge-based economy mean that modern organisations must meet many new challenges associated with the need to adapt to changes and transformations occurring in the environment. Creating social innovations searching for knowledge necessary to run a modern business is becoming the basis of modern entrepreneurship. The gap between the innovative capacity and the enterprise's intentions is considered an important reason for the enterprise to use pro-innovation services.
Both the enterprise, the organisation, and the economy as a whole need to develop innovative solutions which, on the one hand, will attract customers, change the organisation and the processes taking place to reduce unnecessary costs, and become competitive, and on the other, should be aimed at improving the quality of life of the population and eliminating social exclusion.
Innovation is, in fact, of key importance for the functioning of the enterprise as a whole and thus for the increase in competitiveness in times of constant change and fluctuation (free market, globalisation, and internationalisation of economic activity).
The effective introduction of new ideas requires the acquisition or supplementing of knowledge in the field of the implementation of this process, taking into account the specificity of the changes made. Each of the innovative actions undertaken in the social area is aimed at improving the quality of life of the inhabitants and eliminating social exclusion.
Through social activity, the aim is to develop and implement innovative, practical solutions of high quality, whether in the policy of the company, organisation, city, or country.
All the more so in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, we should be discussing topics related to quality of life. It is the area of quality of life that is the most extensive of all in the smart city concept. It includes indicators of comfort, safety, and opportunities for personal development from the perspective of the resident and his or her family, such as access to: health care, cultural goods, the education system, social security, and a sense of well-being.
In this Special Issue, we would like to encourage the publication of original articles on the latest research in the broad field of sustainable social innovation, strategies, models, methods, and new solutions to the challenges and social needs of residents.
We are looking for innovative academic approaches and papers presenting theoretical and empirical research addressing the following topics:
- Managing Social Innovation; trends, perspectives, and challenges;
- Social innovation and its impact on the quality of life of local communities;
- Social innovation in the context of social economy;
- Importance of social innovations in shaping the image of the region;
- Social innovations as sources of competitive advantage;
- Open innovation;
- Management of innovation in the enterprise;
- Strategic aspects of innovation management;
- Level of innovativeness of EU countries;
- Importance of innovation in the economy.
Dr. Judyta Kabus
Dr. Luiza Piersiala
Dr. Ireneusz Miciuła
Dr. Anna Sałamacha
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- local development
- competitiveness, economic and social activity
- economic growth
- public finance
- monetary policy
- corporate social responsibility
- special economic zones
- small and medium-sized enterprises
- business management