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Analysis of Civic Initiatives: Multiparameter Classification of Social Innovations

Evgeny Popov1, Jol Stoffers2, Zhoomart Omonov1 and Anna Veretennikova3
  • 1 Institute of Public Administration and Entrepreneurship, Ural Federal University, Russia
  • 2 Research Centre of Employability, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • 3 Institute Economics of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Russia


This paper focuses on the topical and problematic area of social innovations. The aim of this paper is to develop an original approach to the allocation of social innovations, taking into account characteristics such as the degree of state participation, the scope of application, the type of initiations as well as the degree of novelty, which will be elaborated on further in this article. In order to achieve this goal, the forty-two most successful social innovations were identified and systematized. The results of this study demonstrated that 73.5% of social innovations are privately funded, most of them operating on an international level with a high degree of novelty. Moreover, 81% of all social innovations are civic initiatives. Social innovations play an important role in the growth of both developed and less developed countries alike as highlighted in our extensive analysis.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 11, 2016, 1136-1148


Submitted On: 31 August 2016 Published On: 4 November 2016

How to Cite: Popov, E., Stoffers, J., Omonov, Z. & Veretennikova, A. (2016). Analysis of Civic Initiatives: Multiparameter Classification of Social Innovations. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(11), 1136-1148.

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  • Social Innovation
  • Multi-Parameter Classification
  • Classification
  • Public Sector
  • Institutional Economics