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Newly published Handbook of Inclusive Innovation is co-edited by Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge and includes several contributions from the School.

Handbook of Inclusive Innovation
Professor Paul Tracey
Professor Paul Tracey

A newly published book on inclusive innovation, co-edited by Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, includes articles authored by several Cambridge Judge faculty and other experts.

The Handbook of Inclusive Innovation: The Role of Organizations, Markets and Communities in Social Innovation, published by Edward Elgar Publishing, looks at the “Grand Challenges” of our time including poverty, extreme inequality, hunger and climate change through a social innovation prism.

“Inclusive innovation is the development of new ideas which aspire to create opportunities that enhance social and economic wellbeing for disenfranchised members of society,” says an introductory chapter to the book, co-authored by Paul, entitled “Inclusion and innovation: a call to action”.

“We are hopeful that management researchers, and business scholars more broadly, will adopt an action-oriented approach to their scholarship, and define the success of their work through its social impact outcomes.”

The chapters co-authored by people at Cambridge Judge include:

  • “Community social innovation: taking a long view of community enterprise”, co-authored by Dr Neil Stott, Faculty (Reader level) in Management Practice; Dr Michelle Fava, Head of Knowledge Transfer at the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge; and Dr Natalie Slawinski, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Innovation.

Neil and Paul are Directors of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and the Master of Studies in Social Innovation programme at Cambridge Judge.

  • “Frugal innovation and social innovation: linked paths to achieving inclusion sustainably”, co-authored by Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing at Cambridge Judge, who has co-authored two books on frugal innovation.
  • “Empowerment, social innovation and social change”, co-authored by Dr Helen Haugh, Senior Lecturer in Community Enterprise at Cambridge Judge and Research Director at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.
  • “Collective social innovation: leveraging custodianship, tradition and place on Fogo Island”, co-authored by Professor Tina Dacin, Research Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.
  • “A framework for sustaining hybridity in social enterprises: combining differentiating and integrating”, co-authored by Dr Wendy Smith, Research Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.