Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change




Highlights from scholarly journals


They Light a Spark

The catalysts of innovation are almost as rare, and almost as essential, as those who get credit for new ideas.


What Holds Women Back?

In the nonprofit sector, occupational segregation can adversely affect women’s chances of moving into managerial positions.


Going Off-Script

Spontaneous protest activity—a vital part of many social movements—can arise from a variety of conditions


The Price of Competition

Market structures have a complex but discernible effect on people’s willingness to buy socially responsible products.


If It Does Good, Feel It

Benefiting emotionally from altruistic behavior doesn’t lessen—indeed, it increases—other people’s regard for that behavior.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015

A “Value Added” Evaluation

Teachers who help boost students’ test scores also have a notable impact on students’ long-term outcomes.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015

Sharing the Stage

The example of venture philanthropy in Europe shows how old and new forms of practice can coexist.

By Adrienne Day | 1 | Spring 2015

Ends and Means

In the way that people think about end-of-life care, moral and economic motives converge and commingle.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015

Brands as Targets

Companies with a high profile are more likely to become the focus of anti-sweatshop protests.


Learning From Charter Schools

What happens when educators transplant successful practices from the charter sector to the public school system?