Friday, April 28th, 2023

AskingBristol’s social impact has recently been credited with formal academic recognition; Professor Martin Parker published his paper ‘Social Infrastructure Platforms: the Case of AskingBristol’ with Emerald Publishing earlier this year (2023) which evaluated the nature of the AskingBristol project and the scope for building a scalable initiative capable of re-imagining the Third Sector to the benefit of its charities and voluntary groups.

Martin discusses the key roles of both Bristol-based universities, and how the project seeks to extrapolate the positive aspects of two different types of social systems in creating a more cohesive network, as well as limitations and considerations.

The publication features contributions from long-time collaborators Hannah Jusu-Sherrif and James Brown, as well as AskingBristol’s CCO, John Manley.

We take this opportunity to congratulate Martin on this excellent piece of work – hopefully with more to come in the future.

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2023.

Martin Parker is a Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Bristol’s School of Management (Business School).

The lead for the Bristol Inclusive Economy Initiative and a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute, Martin is vastly experienced in matters of social economy and social theory, authoring numerous publications on a range of related subjects.

See more about his work here, or view some of his work with the University of Bristol’s Business School.

'Social Infrastructure Platforms' - Professor Martin Parker's (University of Bristol) Academic Publication on AskingBristol is Live.