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Innovation Driven Institutional Research

Towards Integral Development, 1st Edition

By Ronnie Lessem


160 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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This is the third volume in the CARE-ing for Integral Development series. It continues to build on the previous two works, Community Activation and Awakening Integral Consciousness, as well as preceding the fourth and final book, Embodying Integral Development. This book serves as a follow-up to the author's approach to integral research and development, economics and enterprise, contained within the Innovation and Transformation series, and as a focus for how put all of this "CARE-fully" to work.

This third volume, in the CARE quartet is perhaps the most crucial one, building on the organizational systems (see Awakening Integral Consciousness) that came before and turning from trans-cultural and transformational to trans-disciplinary, from integral reality and integral rhythm to integral realms, with a view ultimately to transpersonal, integral rounds. The author turns his attention to research and innovation, and then focuses in on enterprise and economics, management and leadership. As such, he introduces his Inter-Institutional Genealogy in place of an "integral", yet still inhibiting, university.

In the process this book paves the way for a new kind of institutionalized, innovation driven social research, which, while rooted in a particular place, speaks to the world as a whole. Moreover, such a research-and-innovation institution has a fundamental role to play in the evolution of a specific community, building on what has come CARE-wise before.

Table of Contents

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Prologue: innovation driven institutionalized (social)research – towards an inter-institutional genealogy


Grounding of institutionalized research

1 Constituting the South: a historical perspective on institutionalized research

2 Sekem Commonwealth: a commonwealth perspective on institutionalized research

3 European Trinity: a classical perspective on creative innovation


Emergence of institutionalized research

4 Communitalism: a communal and relational perspective on Pax Africana

5 Social ecology: Integral Green Zimbabwe – African phoenix rising

6 Integral development: creating ecosystems, renewing self, organization and society – regenerating knowledge, actualizing development


Navigation of institutionalized research

7 Integral research paradigm: technological/social innovation – integral research perspective

8 Integral academy: a developmental perspective

9 Reinventing knowledge: integral dynamics


Effect of institutionalized research

10 Social economy: social economics to cooperative enterprise

11 Knowledge creation: operations to knowledge creation

12 Solidarity economy: comparative to integral advantage in Brazil

Epilogue: accrediting innovation driven institutionalized research


About the Author

Ronnie Lessem is the Co-Founder of Trans4m, Geneva. He has been a management educator and consultant in Africa, Asia, Europe and America and is the author of over thirty books on the development of self, business and society.

About the Series

Transformation and Innovation

This series on enterprise transformation and social innovation comprises a range of books informing practitioners, consultants, organization developers, development agents and academics how businesses and other organizations, as well as the discipline of economics itself, can and will have to be transformed. The series prepares the ground for viable twenty-first century enterprises and a sustainable macroeconomic system. A new kind of R & D, involving social, as well as technological innovation, needs to be supported by integrated and participative action research in the social sciences. Focusing on new, emerging kinds of public, social and sustainable entrepreneurship originating from all corners of the world and from different cultures, books in this series will help those operating at the interface between enterprise and society to mediate between the two and will help schools teaching management and economics to re-engage with their founding principles.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / New Business Enterprises
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Knowledge Capital
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Research & Development