Open social innovation in the design of a sustainable formalization policy and strategy: a Colombian case of collaborative government

Iván Darío Hernández, Oscar Sánchez

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Abstract

This case study is presented on the action-research project that sought to contribute to the construction of ways to solve the problem of business and labor informality in Colombia (2011-2013). This project used as object of study the observation and reflection in order to understand the determinants for the success or failure of a collaborative effort, when pursuing challenging social objectives (social innovations) from a mixed environment (government and private sector). The project was developed by the Grupo de Investigación en Economía Evolucionista e Institucional de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, financed by Colciencias in alliance with the Bucaramanga Chamber of Commerce. It was found that the capacity of an inter-institutional team to produce results that have an important impact on society (achieve social innovations) is built on the strength of inter-institutional networks that allow inferring the emergence of a new metainstitution with legitimacy, resources, knowledge and sufficient strategic alignment for an appropriate harmonization of efforts within each institution.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)47
JournalRevista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Nov 2015

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