Local Solution Centres: A Model of Social Innovation by Local Governments

  • Haluk Alkan Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics
  • Simge Ünlü Sakarya University, Faculty of Communication
Keywords: social strategy, social innovation, strategic public relations, local governments, local solution centre


This qualitative study proposes a model of social innovation practices adopted by local governments in social strategy development in Turkey. Data for case study research of the Bağcılar, Esenler and Beşiktaş municipalities were collected from literature, observations and semi-structured interviews with municipal officials. A thematic analysis of the interviews was used to inform analysis on social strategy and innovation practices, and based on the analysis, the study proposes a functional model for a local solution centre aimed at facilitating social innovation and strategic public relations elements that can be applied by local governments in Turkey.


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