Eco-innovation And Sustainability Management by Bart BossinkEco-innovation And Sustainability Management by Bart Bossink

Eco-innovation And Sustainability Management

byBart BossinkEditorBart Bossink

Hardcover | December 18, 2012

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Sustainability is a phenomenon that must be pursued in a complex system of interrelated elements of business, society, and ecology. It is important to gain an understanding of these elements, the interplay between them, and the behavior of the system. This book explores the business-societal-and-ecological system in which sustainable innovation has to be envisioned, conceptualized, realized, and improved. Author Bart Bossink offers insight into the systematic coherence of drivers of eco-innovation and sustainability utilizing a three-part approach: (1) eco- and sustainable innovation in business is based on ideas and people who cooperatively develop these ideas; (2) groups of people, organized in commercial firms, must realize these ideas cooperatively and create the innovations that can conquer the market; and (3) that people from governmental, non-governmental, not-for-profit, research, and commercial organizations can build institutional arrangements that stimulate these sustainable innovations, changing both industry and society.

Adopting a managerial perspective and discussing concepts and methods to manage eco-innovation in business, this book highlights the interrelated roles of the individual, the firm, partnerships, and business environments. Researchers and practitioners who want to combine a commercial and economical approach with an ethical and social ambition to create an ecologically sustainable firm stand to learn much from these pages.

Bart Bossink is Professor of Technology and Innovation at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration and at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of VU University Amsterdam in The Netherlands. He obtained a master degree in industrial engineering and management at University of Twente. More than 70 of his papers were publi...
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Title:Eco-innovation And Sustainability ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:December 18, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415818729

ISBN - 13:9780415818728

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Table of Contents

1. Eco-innovation and Sustainability  2. Co-ideation by Leaders  3. Co-ideation by Entrepreneurs  4. Co-ideation by Champions  5. Co-innovation in Teams  6. Co-innovation in Projects  7. Co-innovation in Businesses  8. Co-innovation in Public Private Partnerships  9. Co-institutionalization by Market and Society  10. Co-institutionalization by Knowledge and Technology  11. Co-institutionalization by Policy and Regulation  12. Eco-innovation and Sustainability Management