Understanding innovation champions in social enterprises: towards a conceptual framework

Courtney Molloy, Sarah Bankins, Anton Kriz

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Innovation champions are likely to enhance organisational innovative capacity through the use of selling and influence techniques, idea generation and exploration activities, networking behaviours and political skill. Research to date however has not explored innovation champions within social enterprises. This article seeks to address this shortfall by presenting a literature review which explores several features of social enterprises and the implications for innovation champions. Research is currently being conducted which will empirically investigate the propositions presented in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium
EditorsK. R. E. Huizingh, S. Conn, M. Torkkeli, I. Bitran
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherThe International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789522654236
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management: 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: Innovation in the Asian Century - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 Dec 201311 Dec 2013


ConferenceInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management
Abbreviated titleISPIM


  • innovation
  • innovation champions
  • social enterprise

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