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Social investments: A social innovation approach and the importance of active ownership
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2014 (English)In: Proceedings 24th Annual RESER Conference, Services and New Societal Challenges: Innovation for Sustainable Growth and Welfare: XXIV International RESER Conference 2014, Services and New Societal Challenges: Innovation for Sustainable Growth and Welfare, September 11–13, 2014, Helsinki, Finland, 2014, 670-677 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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This paper is about social investment funds as a tool for directing financial means for welfare services supplied by local authorities. The empirical context is a municipality in Sweden. Through the fund social welfare agencies can get investment loans through which innovations in welfare services may be developed and integrated into the organizational practices. The aim of the paper is to contribute with an understanding of significant organizational conditions for the development of multiplier effect of social investment in a municipal context. The result highlights the importance of (1) a project manager with a focus on method development, (2) learning and transformation of method development into multiplier effects, and (3) management that direct attention toward the creation of multiplier effects.

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2014. 670-677 p.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112598ISBN: 978-951-38-7436-0OAI: diva2:768725
The 24th Annual RESER Conference,Services and New Societal Challenges: Innovation for Sustainable Growth and Welfare, September 11th-13th, 2014, Helsinki, Finland
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