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What is Green Innovation? – A Quantitative Literature
Review

The XXII ISPIM Conference 2011

18 Pages Posted: 24 May 2011  

Frank Tietze

University of Cambridge

Tim Schiederig

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

Cornelius Herstatt

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The importance of green innovation management is growing in practice and academia likewise. To our knowledge, a recent and comprehensive literature review is lacking. In this paper we contribute to a clarification of the concept “green innovation” and provide an overview of the existing body of literature in the field of green innovations identifying the most active scholars, institutions and relevant publications.

We find that the three different notions of green, eco/ecological and environmental innovation are used largely synonymously while the notion of sustainable innovation broadens the concept and includes a social dimension. We find further that the most active scholars are situated in Europe (i.e. Netherlands, Italy and Germany) and identified three innovation management journals leading the field.

Keywords: Innovation Management, Green Innovations, Eco Innovations, Environmental Innovations, Sustainable Innovations, Literature Review

Suggested Citation

Tietze, Frank and Schiederig, Tim and Herstatt, Cornelius, What is Green Innovation? – A Quantitative Literature Review (2011). The XXII ISPIM Conference 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846882

Frank Tietze

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Cornelius Herstatt

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) ( email )

Hamburg, D-21071
Germany

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