Social innovation as laboratoy

Ángel Cabrera, President of Thunderbird School of Global Management, in his paper presents a series of examples of how social innovation can be a laboratory for entrepreneurial innovation. As in the case of low-cost computers aimed at the poor, this idea has generated social innovation because a non-profit organization is developing an inexpensive computer that meets the needs of disadvantaged people at an affordable price but also has created a product to market based on this innovation. He highlights the need for a sustainable world economy, and the urgency to change the traditional model that is not producing the innovations needed to allay the problems of sustainability (economic and climate) that the world faces today. He also describes the roles and characteristics amongst all the actors (governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, etc.) in this paradigm shift.