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The Status of Sustainable Social Innovation in Malta

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Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta, MSD 2080 Msida, Malta
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Business Solutions Department, IURIS, VLT1447 Valletta, Malta
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Malta Life Sciences Park, SGN3000 San Gwann, Malta
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Sustainability 2020, 12(10), 4238; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12104238
Received: 30 March 2020 / Revised: 13 May 2020 / Accepted: 17 May 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
Governments are increasingly using social innovation to stimulate economic growth and address social issues sustainably. Unfortunately, due to its size, Malta faces a very different challenge to sustainably kick-start high-value-added innovative ecosystems compared to larger states. This is due to a number of issues, including diseconomies of scale, that tend to impede conventional innovation policy efforts. Based on grassroots data, this paper presents the results of a study which determined the status of social innovation in Malta and presents a few recommended measures that can be implemented in order to stimulate social innovation sustainably in Malta and possibly in similar small jurisdictions. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable social innovation; sustainable corporate social responsibility; sustainability policy; microscale innovation; regional development; innovation policy; governance for sustainable development; sustainable economy; social innovation case studies sustainable social innovation; sustainable corporate social responsibility; sustainability policy; microscale innovation; regional development; innovation policy; governance for sustainable development; sustainable economy; social innovation case studies
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Sammut, N.; Spiteri, D.; Sammut, J.P.; Coppola, I.; Lepre, R.; Lebrun, B. The Status of Sustainable Social Innovation in Malta. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4238.

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