Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st International Conference on Business Management

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Towards the implementation of the social innovation in an inter-national cooperation program: the case of the ecotourism development using Living-labs.
Marival Segarra-Oña, Angel Peiro-Signes, José Albors-Garrigós, Conrado Carrascosa-López

Last modified: 21-07-2015


The importance that innovation has in global development is out of discussion today. But innovation is not only an economic or technological tool, it is also a social phenomenon, as already noted by the European Commission in 1995, indicating that it is through the how innovation individuals and societies can express their creativity, needs and desires and that are the characteristics of the environment that largely determine the capacity of society to generate and accept novelty.

The tool to be used for the generation of information from all involved areas of society will be the LIVING LAB and will be studied for the specific case of innovation in the sector of ecotourism in the Dominican Republic.

From the social point of view, this work is relevant to reconsider an important reflection on innovation models, requiring review and proposal of new models of involvement of the local environment in which they are located and public administrations which should give them support, as well as the design of sustainable growth models, which provides for socio-cultural aspects , their values of use and relationship between the actors involved.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ICBM.2015.1367


social innovation, ecotourism, living labs

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