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Explaining factors influencing the emergence of social innovation projects in Surabaya during the Corona crisis in 2020

Simanjaya, Y.N. (2021) Explaining factors influencing the emergence of social innovation projects in Surabaya during the Corona crisis in 2020.

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Abstract:The research for this thesis focuses on finding factors that influence the emergence of social innovation in Surabaya during the Corona crisis. The main research question is: Which factors explain the emergence of social innovation projects in Surabaya during the corona crisis, more in particular how did different actors (government and citizens) react toward the observed project? This thesis aims to comprehend the factors that generate the emergence and implementation of a social innovation project. The research will employ a case study of social innovation projects in Surabaya during the Corona crisis within the timeframe from March up until October 2020. In this thesis, the primary data collected through empirical observation of the news articles and semi- structured interviews. The primary data of empirical observation analyzed using a discourse analysis method in a qualitative research software program called Atlas.ti. Meanwhile, the primary data of semi-structured interviews analyzed using Coleman’s boat (macro-micro-macro model) theoretical framework. Next, the secondary data collected through desk research from existing academic literature. The results positively validate the factors found in the prior literature. For example, at the macro-level factor, individual social-connectedness influences internal efficacy, external efficacy, and trust at the micro-level. Also, there is a new indicator of socioeconomic factors found in the semi-structured interview results. The indicator of socioeconomic factors may include individual experience in voluntary activities. Finally, this thesis research topic is scientifically relevant since social innovation subject marginally studies from social entrepreneurship, technology, public management, urban development, and community development.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/85479
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