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Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

James Lubben, Richard P. Barth, Rowena Fong, Marilyn L. Flynn, Michael Sherraden, and Edwina Uehara

in Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190858988
eISBN:
9780190859015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858988.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

The Grand Challenges for Social Work (GCSW) focuses on big, important and compelling problems for all of American society. Sponsored by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the 12 ... More


Social Work Science in the Context of Social Work Ideas: Social Work Science and Grand Challenges

Rowena Fong and Edwina Uehara

in Shaping a Science of Social Work: Professional Knowledge and Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190880668
eISBN:
9780190880699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880668.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes the evolution of social work science in relationship to the development of the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative. The two initiatives, which took root in the field in ... More


Society’s Grand Challenges: What Role for Services?

Andy Neely

in Managing Services: Challenges and Innovation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696086
eISBN:
9780191767869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696086.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Society faces significant grand challenges—demographic, economic, and environmental. This chapter explores the role that services might play in helping address these grand challenges. The chapter ... More


Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

Rowena Fong, James Lubben, and Richard P. Barth (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190858988
eISBN:
9780190859015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858988.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

The grand challenges are an effort—led by the social work profession—to address 12 major challenges for American society with innovative, evidence-informed, and socially-focused approaches. In ... More


General AI

Stephen K. Reed

in Cognitive Skills You Need for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197529003
eISBN:
9780197529034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197529003.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

People use their cognitive skills to solve a wide range of problems whereas computers solve only a limited number of specific problems. A goal of artificial intelligence (AI) is to build on its ... More


Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This book is about holistic innovation policy: its theoretical foundations, its problem-oriented approach, and its instrument choices. We start with the observation that most of the current ... More


Introduction

Georges Romme

in The Quest for Professionalism: The Case of Management and Entrepreneurship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737735
eISBN:
9780191801266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737735.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This introduction outlines the argument and contribution of The Quest for Professionalism. At the time, early pioneers in management thinking conceived of management as a science-based professional ... More


Functional Procurement as Demand-Side Innovation Policy

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Public procurement occurs when public agencies purchase products (goods, services, and systems). The rationale, purpose, and starting point of public procurement should always be to solve societal ... More


Innovations: A Systems Activities Approach

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter comes to grips with the nature of innovation and systems of innovation. It identifies ten specific activities that define systems of innovation. The ten activities are specific elements ... More


Building the Theoretical Foundations for an Holistic Innovation Policy

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a summary of the main arguments and conclusions in the book, and to highlight its main contributions. Taking the point of departure from the book’s ... More


Why We Need an Holistic Innovation Policy: Goals, Problems, and Instruments

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter introduces the main idea of the book, namely, the theoretical foundations, the problem-oriented approach, and the focus on the instrument choices of an holistic innovation policy. The ... More


Innovation Policy: An Holistic and Problem-Based Approach

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter develops the core of the argument regarding the specific assumptions and theoretical propositions about the role and limits of innovation policy. The theoretical basis for the holistic ... More


The Choice of Innovation Policy Instruments

Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist

in Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems, and Instrument Choices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198809807
eISBN:
9780191847141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809807.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the different types of instruments of innovation policy, to examine how governments and public agencies in different countries and different times have used ... More


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