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
Date Written: December 19, 2012
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
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