Business & Economics

The role of values in social innovation transfer

What role do values play in knowledge transfer between social enterprises, and what are the factors which facilitate or inhibit the exchange of innovative practice? Those are the questions behind new research by Imran Chowdhury of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA. Looking at social entrepreneurship through the lens of a partnership to transfer a model of affordable eye-care services from […]

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Community Content

The importance of people’s values and self-identities in the acceptability of geoengineering technologies

Why is the acceptability of geoengineering technologies important? For many, climate change is regarded as one of the most pressing issues in modern times. By 2050, the European Union is aiming to have 70% of its energy supplies come from renewable energy sources. Similarly, one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is to provide clean, affordable, and sustainable energy […]

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Behavioural Sciences

The child deficit and the changing value of children in Asia

Since the 1960s, Asia has experienced a dramatic decline in fertility rates. Philip Morrison, Professor Emeritus at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, asks whether this shift has been accompanied by a reduction in the value of children as inferred from the European experience. If so, one might expect a convergence of the ideal and actual family size and a […]

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