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

The Rise of the Hybrid Domain: Collaborative Governance for Social Innovation
1 Devonshire Place, Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Feb 21st, 10:00 am End: Feb 21st, 12:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Geography & Planning (FAS), 2000-
Talk by Yuko Aoyama, Clark University

The Innovation Policy Lab Speaker Series
Frontiers of Research in Global Innovation


February 21, 2017, 10:00am -12:00pm
Room 108N North House, Munk School of Global Affairs at 1 Devonshire Place
The Rise of the Hybrid Domain: Collaborative Governance
for Social Innovation

Dr. Yuko Aoyama
Professor, Henry J. Leir Faculty Fellow of Geography
Graduate School of Geography, Clark University



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.


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