KU Leuven recently finished collecting the data of the biennial Flemish Community Innovation Survey which is part of the pan-European Community Innovation Survey (CIS).
KU Leuven is responsible for collecting the data of the biennial Flemish Community Innovation Survey which is part of the pan-European Community Innovation Survey (CIS). This year, ECOOM joined forces with members of the SEFORÏS project to develop a module on social innovation for the CIS2014. This social innovation module asks respondents whether any of the product, process, organizational or marketing innovations developed in the period 2012-2014 had a social impact. The initial version of the module was developed based on a review of the existing academic literature on social innovation. In the fall of 2014, the module went through extensive cognitive testing with both small and large, and service as well as manufacturing firms. These iterations resulted in a final version of the module, which consists of three main questions. After two reminders and extensive telephone follow-up, we are happy to inform you that we just finalized the data collection process. In the coming weeks, the data cleaning process will start in order to have the data available for analysis early 2016.