Experience level: 
Advanced
Intended Audience: 
All
Speaker(s): 
Cledinei Clovis Cavalheiro
Authors: 
Cledinei Clóvis de Melo Cavalheiro, Miguel Angel Verdinelli, Suzete Antonieta Lizote, Aline Daiane Schlindwein, Eduardo Bugs Gonçalves

SOCIAL INNOVATION IN THE THIRD SECTOR: A CASE STUDY OF THE FE Y ALEGRIA FOUNDATION OF BRAZIL

Globalization has caused economic, political and social complexity in the management of organizations and in order to face these challenges. In this scenario, Brazil, has also undergone a process of change, especially in the organizations that operate in the Third Sector, as they seek to guide their activities in the creation of value, sustainability, and organizational leadership. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the activities of the Foundation Fé e Alegria of Brazil, which acts as one of the branches of the Department of Education of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) of the Province of Brazil, has provided autonomy, citizen and generated the creation of value and social innovation with a view to sustainability. The theoretical framework of this study presents the main tendencies on this theme, choosing as the focus of research the proposition of Choi and Majumdar (2015), that seek to express the different understandings of the concept of social innovation and creation of value. This is an observational of a cross-sectional study. The methodological procedures included documentary analysis and the development and application of a questionnaire for data collection. The collected data were analyzed through descriptive and bivariate statistics (Student's t test or Anova). The results obtained point to the fact that managers and organizational leaders plan the activities carried out in their centers in accordance with the seven perspectives of Choi and Majumdar (2015). It is concluded that this organization develops its action promoting the overcoming of inequalities through social innovation, sustainability and the creation of value. Keywords: Third Sector, Social Innovation, Creation of Value. Sustainability. Organizational Leadership