The Rise of the Hybrid Domain: Collaborative Governance for Social Innovation

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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IPL Speaker Series - Frontiers of Research in Global Innovation


By conceptualizing the rise of the hybrid domain as an emerging institutional form that overlaps public and private interests, this book explores how corporations, states, and civil society organizations develop common agendas, despite the differences in their primary objectives. Using evidence from India, it examines various cases of social innovation in education, energy, health, and finance, which offer solutions for some of the most pressing social challenges of the twenty-first century.

Yuko Aoyama and Balaji Parthasarathy position social innovation at the intersection of changing state–market relations, institutional design, and technological innovation. By demonstrating how corporations, social entrepreneurs, and social finance increasingly cross borders to devise local solutions with global technologies, this book illustrates how collaborative governance can serve as a useful alternative to blend economic and social objectives by overriding organizational boundaries which were previously considered ideologically incompatible and, therefore, unbridgeable.

Engaging with the question of collective capacity building, this book will be of interest to a broad and multi-disciplinary audience, from those studying innovation, science and technology policy, and entrepreneurship, to those working in international governance and development.


Sole Fernbandez
(416) 946-8912


Yoku Aoyama, PhD
Professor Henry J. Leir Faculty Fellow of Geography Graduate School of Geography Clark University


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