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Marketing and Social Innovation – A Comparative Analysis

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Purpose: The article contents are a synthetic presentation of the evolution of marketing and the hitherto development of social innovation as well as a comparison of the leading traits of both processes at the present stage of development. Based on this, there is an attempt to assess their impact on the social and economic development. Methodology: This article is of a theoretical nature. Findings: The idea and concept of marketing and social innovation have a great potential to serve socioeconomic development. To a certain degree, they have approximate or even common ideas and goals as well as similar concepts and effects. Social innovation is a support for marketing in the delivery of values and satisfaction to consumers and to a significant part of the society. It also independently affects raising the quality of life of the society, owing to socialisation, diffusion and aid in the more effective use of technological, organisational, managerial and marketing innovations. Value: The article is a part of the stream of current discussion on the place and role of marketing and social innovation in the contemporary economy and society.
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