Supplementary material for application

List of publications / reports (European Union & OECD)

  • Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) (2010) Empowering People, Driving Change: Social Innovation in the European Union. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) (2014) Social Innovation – A Decade of Changes. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
  • European Commission (2010) ‘This Is European Social Innovation’. European Union. Retrieved from http://
  • European Commission (2015) ‘Social Innovation’. Retrieved from
  • European Commission (2017) Social innovation as a trigger of transformations – The role of research. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European
  • Murray, R., Caulier-Grice, J. and Mulgan, G. (2010) The Open Book of Social Innovation. NESTA National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Art and Young Foundation. URL: (accessed on January 11 2017) Nicholls, A., Simon, J., Gabriel, M., and Whelan, C. (Eds.) (2016). New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research. London: Springer.
  • OECD (2000) LEED Forum on Social Innovation. Paris: OECD.
  • OECD (2016). Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General: For 2016 and Beyond. Paris: OECD. URL:
  • Social innovation atlas (2017). See:

Central literature & discussion

  • Abrahamson, E. (1991) Managerial fads and fashions: The diffusion and rejection of innovations. The Academy of Management Review, 16: 586–612.
  • Abrahamson, E. (1997) The emergence and prevalence of employee management rhetorics. The effects of long waves, labor unions, and turnover, 1875 to 1992. Academy of Management Journal, 40: 491–533.
  • Annala, L., Sarin, A. and Green, J. (2017, online ahead of print) Co-production of frugal innovation: Case of low cost reverse osmosis water filters in India. Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.065
  • Barley, S.R. and Kunda, G. (1992) Design and devotion: Surges of rational and normative ideologies of control in managerial discourse. Administrative Science Quarterly 37: 363−399.
  • Boltanski, L., and Chiapello, E. (2005) The new spirit of capitalism. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 18(3): 161-188.
  • Cajaiba-Santana, G. (2014) Social innovation: Moving the field forward. A conceptual framework. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82: 42-51.
  • Czarniawska, B. (2008) A Theory of Organizing. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.
  • Czarniawska, B. and Sevón, G. (Eds.) (1996) Translating Organizational Change, 56. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Czarniawska, B. and Sevón, G. (Eds.) (2009) Global Ideas: How Ideas, Objects and Practices Travel in a Global Economy. Malmö: Liber and Copenhagen Business School Press.
  • Fleming, P., and Spicer, A. (2003). Working at a Cynical Distance: Implications for Power, Subjectivity and Resistance. Organization, 10(1): 157-179.
  • Fougère, M., Segercrantz, B. and Seeck, H. (2017, online ahead of print) A critical reading of the European Union’s social innovation policy discourse: (Re)legitimizing neoliberalism. Organization. DOI: 10.1177/1350508416685171
  • Fougère, Martin, Segercrantz, Beata and Seeck, Hannele (2015) A critical reading of the European Union’s social innovation policy. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2015 (1). ISSN 0065-0668.
  • Franz, H. W., Hochgerner, J., and Howaldt, J. (Eds.). (2012) Challenge social innovation: Potentials for business, social entrepreneurship, welfare and civil society. London: Springer Science and Business Media.
  • Glynos, J. and Howarth, D. (2007) Logics of Critical Explanation in Social and Political Theory. London: Routledge.
  • Grimm, R., Fox, C., Baines, S., and Albertson, K. (2013) Social innovation, an answer to contemporary societal challenges? Locating the concept in theory and practice. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 26(4): 436-455.
  • Guillén, M.F. (1994) Models of Management. Work, Authority, and Organization in a Comparative Perspective. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Jessop, B., Moulaert, F., Hulgård, L., and Hamdouch, A. (2013) Social Innovation (SI) Research: A New Stage in Innovation Analysis? in F. Moulaert, D. MacCallum, A. Mehmood, and A. Hamdouch (eds) The International Handbook on Social Innovation: Collective Action, Social Learning and Transdisciplinary Research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 110–30.
  • Laclau, E. and Mouffe, C. (1985) Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards A Radical Democratic Politics. London: Verso.
  • Marée, M., and Mertens, S. (2012) The limits of economic value in measuring the performance of social
    innovation. In A. Nicholls and A. Murdock (eds.) Social Innovation. Palgrave Macmillan UK: 114-136.
  • Mirowski, P. (2013) Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste. London: Verso.
  • Moulaert, F., MacCallum, D. and Hillier, J. (2013) Social Innovation: Intuition, Precept, Concept, Theory and Practice. In F. Moulaert, D. MacCallum, A. Mehmood (eds) The International Handbook on Social Innovation: Collective Action, Social Learning and Transdisciplinary Research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 13-24.
  • Nicholls, A., Simon, J., Gabriel, M., and Whelan, C. (Eds.). (2016). New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research. London: Springer.
  • Nicholls, A., and Murdock, A. (2012) The nature of social innovation. In Social Innovation: Blurring Boundaries to Reconfigure Markets. UK: Palgrave Macmillan: 1-30.
  • Peck, J. (2010) Constructions of Neoliberal Reason. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Peck, J. (2013) ‘Social Innovation … At the Limits of Neoliberalism’, in J. I. Klein and M. Roy (eds.) Pour une nouvelle mondialisation: Le défi d’innover, pp. 11–30. Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec.
  • Phills, J. A., Deiglmeier, K., and Miller, D. T. (2008) Rediscovering social innovation. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 6(4): 34-43.
  • Seeck, H (2012) Johtamisopit Suomessa: Taylorismista innovaatioteorioihin. 2nd, revised edition. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.
  • Seeck, H. and Kuokkanen, A. (2010) Management paradigms in Finnish journals and literature between 1921 and 2006. Business History, 52: 322–352.
  • Segercrantz, B. (2011) ’… the walls fell down but the blokes just coded …’: Varieties of stability in software product development during organizational restructurings. Publication series: Economics and society 226. Helsinki: Hanken School of Economics.
  • Sveiby, K. E., Gripenberg, P., and Segercrantz, B. (Eds.). (2012) Challenging the innovation paradigm. London: Routledge.
  • van der Have, R. P., and Rubalcaba, L. (2016) Social innovation research: An emerging area of innovation studies? Research Policy, 45(9): 1923-1935.
  • von Koskull, C., and Fougère, M. (2011) Service development as practice: A rhetorical analysis of customer related arguments in a service development project. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 27(2), 205-220.
  • von Koskull, C., and Strandvik, T. (2014) Discovering the unfolding of service innovations, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Vol. 29 No 2, pp. 143-150
  • von Koskull, C., Strandvik, T. and Tronvoll, B. (2016) Emotional strategizing in Service Innovation Management, Management Decision, 54(2): 270-287.