Social innovation potential and economic power: The example of Hungarian districts

Géza Tóth, Krisztina Varga, Kata Feketéné Benkó, Lóránt Dénes Dávid

Article ID: 3042
Vol 8, Issue 3, 2024

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Our previous research on social innovation examined the process, levels, and stakeholders of social innovation, as well as its relationship with technical and technological innovation. The present study analyzes the spatial image created by the social innovation potential and investigates its relationship with the economic power of the neighborhoods. The most important conclusion of the study is that the basic territorial inequality dimensions are the same in the case of both the social innovation potential and the district’s economic strength. The difference is primarily to be found in concentration, as economic power is much more concentrated in the capital and the most important economic and tourism centers than the social innovation potential. We can therefore state that developments based on social innovation can solve a lot of the highly concentrated spatial structure in Hungary.


social innovation; economic power; measurability; Hungary; territorial inequality

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