VolRC RAS scientific journal (online edition)

Journal section "Socio-economic research"

Assessment of Intersectoral Coordination in the Development of Social Innovation at the Regional Level

Solov’eva T.S., Popov A.V.

4 (21), 2019

Solov’eva T.S., Popov A.V. Assessment of Intersectoral Coordination in the Development of Social Innovation at the Regional Level. Social area, 2019, no. 4 (21). URL: http://socialarea-journal.ru/article/28314?_lang=en DOI: 10.15838/sa.2019.4.21.2

DOI: 10.15838/sa.2019.4.21.2

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
In the modern humanitarian paradigm, social innovation appears to be one of the promising directions of solving the problems of sustainable development. At the same time, the success of the implementation of new ideas aimed at meeting social needs depends largely on the effectiveness of interaction between different stakeholders who are involved in the process of innovation. In this regard, the purpose of this article is to identify the attitude of various actors to social innovation, as well as to assess intersectoral coordination in their development. The research information base was compiled by an expert survey of representatives of social innovation actors conducted by the authors in the subjects of the North-West Federal District in April – August 2019. The analysis showed that the lack of close partnerships between the participants of the social innovation process is a key barrier to the social innovation development. At the same time, despite the fact that the perception of this phenomenon is predominantly positive, the experts assessed the level of overall interaction as rather average. As a rule, the greatest problems arise when establishing relations with business community whose representatives also point to the underdevelopment of intersectoral ties. The majority of experts also drew attention to the difficulties of cooperation with research and educational organizations which is expressed in the lack of a clear understanding of their role in social innovation development and leads to a decrease in demand for their services. The prospect for further research is expanding the tools for assessing the level of interaction between different actors of social innovation and conducting an in-depth analysis of the data obtained in the context of specific subjects of the North-West Federal District to identify the interregional features


region, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, ecosystem of social innovation, intersectoral coordination