Rethinking Cross-Sector Social Innovation

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While practitioners across sectors are increasingly trying to figure out ways to effectively address some of the world’s most acute social problems, research still occurs within sectorial silos. Our goal is to address this gap and begin developing a body of knowledge on how to engage effectively in cross-sector work. The time is ripe for such a conversation because contemporary societies are struggling with reforming deeply rooted systems--such as financial, educational and health care-- where effective cross-sector work holds promise.
Located at the intersection of the public, not-for-profit, for-profit and social enterprise sectors, Harvard Kennedy School has a history of offering systematic analyses of how various sectors and actors interact to create positive social change. The Social Innovation and Change Initiative (SICI), which will host this conference at HKS, is building on this cross-sector approach to social change in order to achieve its mission of developing research, pedagogical content, and educational programs that help social innovators navigate the challenges of social change initiation and implementation.
Periode5 apr. 20187 apr. 2018
PlaceringCambridge, MA, USA
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • Cross sector innovation
  • Hybridity
  • Institutional logics
  • materiality