This space aims to inform about the latest publications in regard to social impact. What is and what it is not social impact, how it is defined in the official reports and as result of profound research, how to distinguish if a finished project has achieved social impact or an ongoing project could achieve it are some of the many concepts that will be published in this section, orientated to all sciences.

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Recent literature on social impact:

  • European Commission (2018). Monitoring the Impact of the EU Framework Programmes. Publication Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. doi: 10.2777/518781

  • Temple, L., Barret, D., Blundo Canto, G., et al. (2018). Assessing impacts of agricultural research for development: A systemic model focusing on outcomes. Research Evaluation, 27(2), 157–170. doi: 10.1093/reseval/rvy005

  • Benczúr, P., Kátay, G. & Kiss, Á. (2018). Assessing the economic and social impact of tax and benefit reforms: A general-equilibrium microsimulation approach applied to Hungary. Economic Modelling 75, 441-457. doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2018.06.016

  • Doyle, J. (2018). Reconceptualising research impact: reflections on the real-world impact of research in an Australian context. Higher Education Research & Development, 37(7), 1366-1379, doi: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1504005

  • Anwar-McHenry, J., Carmichael, A. & McHenry, M.P. (2018). The social impact of a regional community contemporary dance program in rural and remote Western Australia. Journal of Rural Studies 63, 240-250. doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.06.011

  • Sinha, S.N. & Chaudhari, T. (2018). Impact of CSR on learning outcomes. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 29(6), 1026-1041. doi: 10.1108/MEQ-02-2018-0039

  • Climent-Gil, E., Aledo, A., Vallejos-Romero, A. (2018). The social vulnerability approach for social impact assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 73, 70-79. doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2018.07.005

  • Bacq, S. & Eddleston, K.A. (2018). A resource-based view social entrepreneurship: How stewardship culture benefit scale of social impact. Journal of Business Ethics 152(3), 589-611. doi: 10.1007/s10551-016-3317-1

  • Pulido CM, Redondo-Sama G, Sordé-Martí T, Flecha R (2018). Social impact in social media: A new method to evaluate the social impact of research. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0203117. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203117

  • Mancini, L. & Sala, S. (2018) Social impact assessment in the mining sector: Review and comparison of indicators frameworks. Resources Policy 57, 98-111. doi: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.02.002

  • White, L. (2018). A Cook’s tour:Towards a framework for measuring the social impact of social purpose organisations. European Journal of Operational Research 268(3), 784-797. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.06.015

  • Kaplan-Hallam, M. & Bennett N.J. (2018). Adaptive social impact management for conservation and environmental management. Conservation Biology 32(2), 304-314. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12985

  • Pullman, M., Longoni, A. & Luzzini, D. (2018). The roles of institutional complexity and hybridity in social impact supply chain management. Journal of Supply Management 54(2), 3-20

  • Aucamp, I. & Lombard, A. (2018). Can social impact assessment contribute to social development outcomes in an emerging economy? Impact Assessment and Project-Appraisal 36(2), 173-185. doi: 10.1080/14615517.2017.1390872

  • Thompson, T.A., Purdy, J.M. & Ventresca, M.J. (2018). How entrepreneurial ecosystems take form: evidence from social impact initiatives in Seattle. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 12(1), 96-116. doi: 10.1002/sej.1285

  • Reale, E., Avramov, D., Canhial, K., Donovan, C., Flecha, R., Holm, P., … Van Horik, R. (2017). A review of literature on evaluating the scientific, social and political impact of social sciences and humanities research. Research Evaluation, (January), 1–11. doi: 10.1093/reseval/rvx025