It has now been published online a comprehensive report for the EU funded project CRESSI, in which the research team compare the four cases of social innovation that have been part of the project. (more…)
Is Social Innovation able to challenge gender inequalities? The article I published for the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship tries to give a first preliminary answer to the question. The article is entitled “Does Social Innovation Reduce the Economic Marginalization of Women? Insights from the Case of Italian Solidarity Purchasing Groups”. (more…)
The Italian Journal of Sociology of Work is promoting a special issue entitled “Pro-sumers on the move: overcoming the line between labour and consumption“, of which I’m editor together with Arcidiacono D., Loconto A. M. and Podda A.. The Issue is planned as 4/2018 and it welcomes theoretical and empirical proposals that reflects on the employment consequences of political consumerism (more…)
The EU funded project CRESSI aims at investigating the role of social innovations in empowering the lives of marginalized citizens in Europe. In particular, during my collaboration in the CRESSI project I wrote a report on Gruppi di Acquisto Solidale (Solidarity Purchasing Groups) as social innovations in the agricolture and food sector. The report analyses the evolutions of GASs in Italy since their beginning by applying the theoretical perspective of Jens Beckert (2010).
The working paper is available on the UAB DDD.
One of the objectives of the EU Funded project CRESSI was to develop innovative methodological approach to study social innovation in a comparative perspective. Thanks to the collaboration within the Italian team of the project, we developed a report that offers some guidelines to pursue qualitative and quantitative analysis of social innovation.
The report entitled Toolkit: Methodology is available for free download on UAB DDD.