Dissertation: Social problems: Systematic and serendipitous searchProjects + Projects -
Social problems: Systematic and serendipitous search
This dissertation entails two studies that explore how the complexity of social problems can be managed on the organisational and individual level. In particular, study 1 employs Procedural Action Research and mixed methods together with a humanitarian organisation to qualitatively develop and quantitatively validate a theory-guided bottom-up search process for surfacing solutions to reoccuring floods in Indonesia. In a similar vein, study 2 investigates and compares the individual innovation processes of 20 social entrepreneurs from Ethiopia and Germany. A major finding in both studies is that the search for solutions to complex social problems should be guided by a theoretical representation of the solution landscape.
Publications + Publications -
- Kruse, D.J., Goeldner, M., Eling, K. and Herstatt, C. (2019), Looking for a Needle in a Haystack: How to Search for Bottom‐up Social Innovations that Solve Complex Humanitarian Problems. Journal of Product Innovation Management 36(6), 671–694.
- Goeldner, M. and Kruse, D. J., (2018), One Size Does Not Fit All – An Empirical Study on Identifying Social User Innovation Using the Lead User Method, JPIM Research Forum, Chicago, USA
- Goeldner, M., Kruse, D. J., Buse, S. and Herstatt, C. (2017), Identifying social innovation using the Lead User method – An explorative case study in Indonesia, IPDMC Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Kruse, D. J., Goeldner, M. and Herstatt, C. (2017), Linking user innovation and social innovation - An explorative case study on Lead User identification in the humanitarian sector, 15th International Open and User Innovation Conference, Innsbruck, Austria
- Kruse, D. J., Goeldner, M., Cooper, N., Hazeldine, S., Ferrario, G. and Herstatt, C. (2017), Linking user innovation and social innovation - An explorative case study on Lead User identification in the humanitarian sector, The 9th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia
- Goeldner M., Kruse D. J., and Herstatt C., 2017: Lead User Method vs. Innovation Contest – An Empirical Comparison of Two Open Innovation Methodologies for Identifying Social Innovation for Flood Resilience in Indonesia. Technology and Innovations Management Working Paper No. 101, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg