Sustainability-Oriented Innovation

S. O. Idowu, N. Capaldi, L. Zu, & A. Das Gupta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility: Heidelberg, Germany; New York: Springer, Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2012 Last revised: 3 Mar 2013

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Erik G. Hansen

Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz

Friedrich Grosse-Dunker

HPI - School of Design Thinking

Date Written: December 19, 2012

Abstract

Sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI): the commercial introduction of a new (or improved) product (service), product-service system, or pure service which – based on a traceable (qualitative or quantitative) comparative analysis – leads to environmental and (or) social benefits over the prior version’s physical life-cycle ('from cradle to grave').

Keywords: sustainable innovation, eco-innovation, technology assessment, life-cycle analysis, innovation management, innovation process, open innovation, conceptual paper, sustainability innovation, green innovation

JEL Classification: O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Hansen, Erik G. and Grosse-Dunker, Friedrich, Sustainability-Oriented Innovation (December 19, 2012). S. O. Idowu, N. Capaldi, L. Zu, & A. Das Gupta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility: Heidelberg, Germany; New York: Springer, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2191679

Erik G. Hansen (Contact Author)

Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz ( email )

Linz
Austria

HOME PAGE: http://www.jku.at/iqd/content/e288348

Friedrich Grosse-Dunker

HPI - School of Design Thinking ( email )

August-Bebel-Str. 88
Potsdam
Germany

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