Social Incubators and Social Innovation in Cities: A Qualitative Analysis
Niccolò PIERI, Millán DÍAZ-FONCEA, Carmen MARCUELLO & Ermanno TORTIA
How do social incubators contribute to social innovation in cities? We wanted to understand what their role in the city and the neighborhoods is, how they position themselves in the process of providing answers to the local needs in the specific place they are located.
The answers to these questions are built upon the identification of the processes, the organizations and the services provided by the social incubators.
The relationships built and developed between social incubators and the social enterprises are identified to understand the role of these new typologies of organizations in urban neighborhoods. The analysis is performed by applying case study methodology involving four different social incubators in two cities: Brussels and Milan.
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