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Applied New Knowledge in Innovation: Exploring SocialResponsibilities and Attributes of Stakeholder Theory

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posted on 2023-09-30, 21:43 authored by Charmaine KwadeCharmaine Kwade


This research investigates the extent of government involvement in promoting Restorative Adaptive Social Acceptance (ASA) through responsible governance in developing countries. Our primary objective is to understand the role of stakeholder responsibility in facilitating and supporting Responsible Innovation (RI) projects within institutional frameworks. We adopt an Integrated Attributed Stakeholder Theory (AST) approach and collect data through an online survey involving academicians, politicians, and selected government officials from diverse sectors. Drawing from the Ghanaian national population registries, our sample comprises 450 respondents, representing an impressive 89% response rate. Our findings reveal that social responsibility exhibits statistical significance concerning government responsibility and RI, although it does not significantly correlate with stakeholder responsibility.

Additionally, we observe robust associations between government responsibility, RI, and ASA. However, stakeholder responsibility does not appear to influence our research findings significantly. Considering these results, we recommend that political leaders and central government bodies prioritize social responsibility, Government responsibility (GR), AST, and RI as crucial elements in their pursuit of selflessly delivering social amenities and projects. This proactive approach can lead to enhanced stakeholder satisfaction through responsible innovation, specifically catering to the principles of social responsibility. 


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  • China

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  • Higher Education Researcher

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University of Science and Technology of China

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