In this new paper co-authored with Blaise Bayuo and Bo Göransson and published in Technology Forecasting and Social Change,  we conduct a systematic review of the literature on the role of universities in sustainability transformations. We look at how the way that universities organize their three missions: teaching, research, and the third mission enable or constrain the emergence and development of social innovations.

The literature review reveals that the literature on university engagement in socially-oriented activities as part of the third mission of the university is conceptually well developed and a growing field of inquiry. It also highlights that relatively few studies address issues related to institutional change and incentive structures that influence the ability of universities to engage in social innovation. 

TFSCB. Bayuo; Chaminade, C. Göransson, B. (2020) Unpacking the role of universities in the emergence, development and impact of social innovations – A systematic review of the literature. Technology Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 155.

The full paper can be accessed here

 

 

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