Learning from Sustainability-Oriented Innovation

Katharina Jarmai

    Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


    This chapter argues that insights from the realm of sustainability-oriented innovation can provide useful answers to the question of why Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) would (or should) become interested in implementing responsible innovation practices. It is based on the assumption that “responsible innovation” and “sustainability-oriented innovation” are different approaches aimed at orienting innovation towards increased positive impacts on social and natural environments. Motivations and influences for pursuing sustainability-oriented inno-vation have been studied in the past, and can provide insights into reasons for pursu-ing the implementation of responsible innovation practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResponsible Innovation. SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance.
    Editors Springer, Dordrecht
    PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht
    ISBN (Print)978-94-024-1720-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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