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Social Impact Measurement for a Sustainable Future

The Power of Aesthetics and Practical Implications

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Offers solutions to problems in social impact management, paving the way for better implementation of the SDGs

  • Uses an interdisciplinary lens to critically analyse the field of social impact management

  • Uses an international perspective, including contributors from Kenya, Korea and the USA

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction

    • Claire Paterson-Young, Richard Hazenberg
    Pages 1-9
  3. The How, What, Why and Whom of Social Impact Measurement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. The Development of Social Impact Measurement

      • Richard Hazenberg, Claire Paterson-Young
      Pages 13-25
    3. Placing People at the Centre of Social Impact Measurement: Current Approaches, Challenges, and Future Directions

      • Kiros Hiruy, Aurora Elmes, Joanne Qian-Khoo, Andrew Joyce, Jo Barraket
      Pages 27-48
  4. Agency, Expertise and Partnerships

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75
  5. Politics and Public Good

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145
    2. The Politics of Social Impact Measurement in Indonesia

      • Ari Margiono, Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Roosalina Wulandari
      Pages 147-167
    3. Classification of Social Impact Assessment Models in South Korea

      • Jieun Ryu, Won Jun Lee, Junsu Park, Heui Jae Choi
      Pages 189-209
    4. Measuring Outcomes in Social Care

      • Kelly Hall, Philip Kinghorn
      Pages 229-246
  6. Power, Accountability and Ethics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 247-247
    2. Mapping SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Highlighting System Effects

      • Chantal Hervieux, Margaret C. McKee
      Pages 279-299
    3. Ethical Issues with Social Impact Measurement

      • Claire Paterson-Young, Richard Hazenberg
      Pages 301-315

About this book

This book explores the history of social impact measurement, offering justifications for the use of social impact measurement in modern society. It seeks to uncover the tensions inherent in social impact measurement, especially between creating and measuring social value creation. As the world becomes ever more globalised in its focus to deliver sustainable solutions to social and environmental problems, frameworks such as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide basic structure through which social impact can be assessed and compared globally. Nevertheless, constructive critiques of such approaches are required to ensure that they do not misinform stakeholders, disenfranchise the disadvantaged and exacerbate existing social problems. In providing this overview, the book seeks to offer a critical review of the social impact measurement field centred on concepts of ‘empowerment’ and ‘social action’ (Weber, 1978), whilst also demonstrating best practice and potential pitfalls to policymakers and practitioners.

Richard Hazenberg is a principal researcher and research leader at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, University of Northampton. He has contributed to international/national government policy through papers, conferences and roundtable meetings (including the European Commission; OECD; Cabinet Office; and HM Treasury). Richard is on the editorial board of the Social Enterprise Journal and the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and is a reviewer for a number of international peer-reviewed journals. He is the University’s leading researcher for social innovation and impact.

Claire Paterson-Young is an associate professor at the University of Northampton. She has extensive experience in researching the social impacts associated with social inequality and social disadvantage. Claire has experience in ethics and is a member of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Ethics Committee, Health and Research Association Research Ethics Committee and the University of Northampton Research Ethics Committee. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies and has published in international peer-reviewed academic journals.


Keywords

  • social impact measurement
  • Evaluation
  • social value
  • power
  • sustainable development
  • globalisation
  • sdgs

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK

    Richard Hazenberg, Claire Paterson-Young

About the editors

Richard Hazenberg is a principal researcher and research leader at the Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, University of Northampton. He has contributed to international/national government policy through papers, conferences and roundtable meetings (including the European Commission; OECD; Cabinet Office; and HM Treasury). Richard is on the editorial board of the Social Enterprise Journal and the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and is a reviewer for a number of international peer-reviewed journals. He is the University’s leading researcher for social innovation and impact.

Claire Paterson-Young is an associate professor at the University of Northampton. She has extensive experience in researching the social impacts associated with social inequality and social disadvantage. Claire has experience in ethics and is a member of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Ethics Committee, Health and Research Association Research Ethics Committee and the University of Northampton Research Ethics Committee. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies and has published in international peer-reviewed academic journals.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Social Impact Measurement for a Sustainable Future

  • Book Subtitle: The Power of Aesthetics and Practical Implications

  • Editors: Richard Hazenberg, Claire Paterson-Young

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83152-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-83151-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-83152-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 339

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Corporate Environmental Management, Business Ethics

Buying options

eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-83152-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)