Marie Ferru ; Jade Omer - Collective dimension of social innovation projects: the contribution of relational chains

arcs:10859 - Analyse de réseaux pour les sciences sociales, March 25, 2024, Relational chains - https://doi.org/10.46298/arcs.10859
Collective dimension of social innovation projects: the contribution of relational chainsArticle

Authors: Marie Ferru ORCID1,2; Jade Omer 1,2

  • 1 RURALITES – Rural, Urbain, Acteurs, Liens, Territoires, Environnement, Sociétés
  • 2 Rural, Urbain, Acteurs, Liens, Territoires, Environnement, Sociétés

Numerous projects, which today are described as social innovations, are being developed in response to the recent crises to meet various unsatisfied social needs (housing, climate, ageing, inequalities, etc.). Their highly collective nature implies a better understanding of the ways in which the partners involved in these projects are connected, which we propose to do using the relational chain method. The data collected using this method highlights the significant use of non-personal arrangements (circles and calls for projects) to obtain the support of institutions (local authorities) or organisations (foundations); interpersonal relationships—essentially professional—appear to be mobilised less frequently and mainly to access the world of research.


Volume: Relational chains
Section: Papers
Published on: March 25, 2024
Accepted on: January 29, 2024
Submitted on: March 20, 2024
Keywords: embeddedness,connection process,relational chains,social innovation,partnerships,innovation sociale,encastrement,mise en relation,partenariats,chaines relationnelles,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences

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