100 Social Innovations from Finland

100 Social Innovations from Finland

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100 Social Innovations from Finland. Edited by Ilkka Taipale
Finnish Literature Society
Kirjokansi 37
Falun 2013, 2. rev. ed., 351 pp.


One might wonder what a single-chamber parliament, dish drying cabinets and text messaging have in common. Or what the link is between maternity packs, xylitol, the sauna and free school meals. The answer is simple: they are all Finnish social innovations. In Finland, as elsewhere, technical inventions have hogged all the economic limelight, but it is only recently that social innovations have been highlighted as the foundation of societal harmony. Gender equality, free education, universal social security and parliamentary democracy, and the consequent social stability they create, have secured Finlands welfare.


ISBN 978-952-222-463-7
ISSN 2323-7392