Attila Havas


Budapest, HU


Business Innovation and social innovation


Kiútprogramme - social exclusion of Roma in Hungary

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and regional editor of the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy. His academic interests are in economics of innovation, theory and practice of innovation policy, and technology foresight. In 1997-2000 he was Programme Director of TEP, the Hungarian Technology Foresight Programme. He has contributed to international research projects on STI policies, innovation, as well as on foresight and prospective analyses, and been a...

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Posted by: on January 10, 2018

Eight lessons for social innovation from business innovation studies

1. What is innovation? While most policy-makers, journalists, natural scientists and other opinion leaders tend to think of innovation as a ground-breaking technological idea, contemporary economic analysis of business innovations has a different understanding: Innovation is not an idea. It is a solution introduced to the market. New solutions don’t need to be ‘world class’ […]

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