Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Papers in Innovation Studies,
Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

No 2016/16: From Social Innovation to System Innovation: Assisted living experiments in Britain and Norway

Markus Bugge (), Lars Coenen (), Pedro Marques () and Kevin Morgan ()
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Markus Bugge: NIFU, Postal: Norway
Lars Coenen: CIRCLE, Lund University, Postal: CIRCLE, Lund University, PO Box 117, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
Pedro Marques: School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Postal: UK
Kevin Morgan: School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Postal: UK

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to identify and understand differences and similarities in system innovation policy by comparing state responses to assisted living in two contrasting national systems of care, namely that of the UK and Norway. To do so the paper draws on a number of new theoretical perspectives - including social innovation, socio-technical transitions and embedded state theory – to analyze place-based approaches to experimenting with new solutions and services in respective countries and the way in which different systems of national care lead to significantly different processes and outcomes in the area of ageing.

Keywords: social innovation; system innovation; strategic niche management; health care

JEL-codes: I18; O31

36 pages, May 10, 2016

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