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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues Open access
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Received: 2015-09-30  |  Accepted: 2015-12-10  |  Published: 2015-12-31

Title

Factors influencing social innovation processes in Latvia: qualitative research perspective


Abstract

The research reflected in this paper aimed at the determination of social innovation influencing factors in the Latvian context. The qualitative content analysis of the scripts made from the video recordings of the focus group discussion organized with participation of representatives of the fields of entrepreneurship, education, communication, sport and charity, revealed that social innovation influencing factors have dual nature. That duality manifests itself as both promoting and hindering effects of social innovation influencing factors depending on the presence and development level of specific characteristics of the factor, as well as on the context within which the factor acts. The empirical data were analysed with open coding using AQUAD 6 software for the registration of conceptual codes, data processing and creation of frequency tables of categories developed. The research resulted in the revelation of ten social innovation influencing factors: openness to novelty, consciousness, responsibility, proactive thinking, lifelong learning, positive experience, passivity, conservative thinking, power distance and bureaucracy.


Keywords

social innovation, influencing factors, duality of influence, qualitative research, Latvia


JEL classifications

O35


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/70


DOI


Pages

186-197


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Authors

Oganisjana, Karine
Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia http://www.rtu.lv
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Surikova, Svetlana
University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia http://www.lu.lv
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Laizāns, Tālis
Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia http://www.rtu.lv
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

3


Number

2


Issue date

December 2015


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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