Organizational Capacity for Continuous Innovation

Identifying current trends and areas for future research.

This document is the outcome of a joint project between the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The purpose of this research is to make progress in our understanding of how established social sector organizations (SSOs) can build an organizational capacity for continuous innovation (OCCI). The starting point was to provide a snapshot of scholarly and also practitioner knowledge as a basis for identifying priority areas for future research. Two criteria were used to provide focus. First, future research as part of this agenda should be expected to provide practically useful insights. And second, future research should be expected to provide substantial new knowledge.