Emergent trends in hybrid and social innovations
Social innovation is at the heart of the economic and socio-cultural transformation we are experiencing, seeking a balance towards a more just and sustainable world. In a few decades, under the advance of digital technologies and the so-called fourth industrial revolution, a great variety of hybrid innovations is emerging, such as open social innovation and digital social innovation. This growing phenomenon of hybrid and cross-sector social innovations across technology, society and culture is opening new avenues to the co-creation of social and economic value. At the same time, it unfolds through new organizational interactions among multiple actors from the public, private and civil society. Which are the principal trends and implications for both the practice and innovation research?