Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/46784
Type: Conference paper
Title: From social foresight to social entrepreneurship: pathways to sustainability
Author: O'Connor, A.
Ramos, J.
Citation: Regional frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2004 : proceedings of the first annual regional entrepreneurship research exchange, 24-25 February, 2004 / LM Gillin, J Butler, E Douglas, K Hindle, F LaPira, N Lindsay, D Shepherd, J Yencken and S Zahra (eds.), pp. 318-334
Publisher: The Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship
Publisher Place: Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Vic. Australia
Issue Date: 2004
Conference Name: Regional Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (1st : 2004 : Melbourne, Vic. Australia)
Organisation: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre
Abstract: This study asks the central question, ‘Are social entrepreneurs using foresight to create innovation based on triple bottom line sustainability measures?’ and ‘if so, how?’ Sustainability is the emergent criteria for evaluating many aspects of the social world, including corporate governance, health systems, economics, social welfare and the environment. All the while, innovation is one of the key factors in the constitution of our social worlds, be this legislative, organisational, social or technical change. Therefore, it appears that the drive toward sustainability should be coupled with an emphasis on innovation – in particular creating innovation toward sustainability. Yet unexamined assumptions exist behind such language. Sustainability is a concept within the context of ‘the future’, requiring one to question ‘what is the future’ – in essence a utilisation of the strategic capacity for foresight. Foresight, moreover, ranges from the tacit assumed personal foresight of the ordinary individual to the specialised foresight of the professional forecaster, scenario planner, or foresight practitioner.
RMID: 0020081851
Description (link): http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8305015
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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