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Handbook of Sustainable Innovation
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Handbook of Sustainable Innovation

9781788112567 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Frank Boons, Professor of Innovation and Sustainability and Andrew McMeekin, Professor of Innovation, University of Manchester and Sustainable Consumption Institute, UK
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78811 256 7 Extent: 384 pp
The Handbook of Sustainable Innovation maps the multiple lineages of research and understanding that constitute academic work on how technological change relates to sustainable practices of production and consumption. Leading academics contribute by mapping the general evolution of this academic field, our understanding of sustainable innovation at the firm, user, and systems level, the governance of sustainable innovation, and the methodological approaches used. The Handbook explores the distinctiveness of sustainable innovation and concludes with suggestions for generating future research avenues that exploit the current diversity of work while seeking increased systemic insight.

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The Handbook of Sustainable Innovation maps the multiple lineages of research and understanding that constitute academic work on how technological change relates to sustainable practices of production and consumption.

Leading academics contribute by mapping the general evolution of this academic field, our understanding of sustainable innovation at the firm, user, and systems level, the governance of sustainable innovation, and the methodological approaches used. The Handbook explores the distinctiveness of sustainable innovation and concludes with suggestions for generating future research avenues that exploit the current diversity of work while seeking increased systemic insight.

This unique and original book will have a broad appeal among scholars, researchers and advanced students interested in innovation, environmental studies and technological transitions.
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‘What is sustainable innovation? This comprehensive Handbook answers this question by outlining and organizing the scope and breadth of this academic field. It is an invaluable resource for both new scholars finding their way into the field and seasoned scholars taking stock of its work and contributions. And for society, the output of this research work will illuminate the critical role that technology development plays in our sustainability solutions.’
– Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan, US
Contributors
Contributors: F. Alkemade, A. Bergek, F. Boons, J. Carrillo-Hermosilla, E. Cuppen, P. del Río, K. Dembek, D. Ewen, L. Fuenfschilling, G. Gaglio, B. Godin, J. Horbach, C.P. Kiefer, J. Köhler, F. Lüdeke-Freund, K. Maas, A. McMeekin, O. Mont, J. Mylan, J. Nussholz, M. Ornetzeder, U. Pesch, J. Pinkse, K.S. Rogge, H. Rohracher, S. Schaltegger, W.R. Stahel, H. Toxopeus, E. van de Grift, G. Verbong, B. Verhees, P. Wells, K. Whalen, A. Wieczorek
Contents
Contents:

1. An introduction: mapping the field(s) of sustainable innovation
Frank Boons and Andrew McMeekin

PART I VISIONS OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
2. How does innovation sustain ‘sustainable innovation’?
Benoît Godin and Gérald Gaglio

3. Innovation in the circular and the performance economy
Walter R. Stahel

PART II SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AT THE FIRM LEVEL
4. Determinants of eco-innovation at the firm level
Jens Horbach

5. Taxonomy and dimensions of eco-innovation from a resource-based perspective
Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla, Christoph P. Kiefer and Pablo del Río

6. Strategies and drivers of sustainable business model innovation
Florian Lüdeke-Freund, Stefan Schaltegger and Krzysztof Dembek

7. Sustainable innovation in business models: celebrated but not interrogated
Oksana Mont, Katherine Whalen and Julia Nussholz

PART III GOVERNANCE AND POLICY OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
8. Reviewing responsible research and innovation: lessons for a sustainable innovation research agenda?
Eefje Cuppen, Elisabeth van de Grift and Udo Pesch

9. Policy mixes for sustainable innovation: conceptual considerations and empirical insights
Karoline S. Rogge

10. Firms, institutions and politics: the role of corporate political activity in sustainable innovation
Jonatan Pinkse

PART IV SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AS SYSTEMS CHANGE
11. Technological innovation systems: a review of recent findings and suggestions for future research
Anna Bergek

12. An institutional perspective on sustainability transitions
Lea Fuenfschilling

PART V USERS AND PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
13. The role of users in sustainable innovation
Geert Verbong, Bram Verhees and Anna Wieczorek

14. Sustainable innovation, consumption and everyday life
Jo Mylan

PART VI SITES AND DOMAINS OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
15. Sustainable innovation as a challenge for urban governance
Harald Rohracher and Michael Ornetzeder

16. Innovation and ecological impact: the case of automobility
Peter Wells

PART VII RESEARCH METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
17. Sustainable innovation research methods
Floortje Alkemade

18. Advances in modelling sustainable innovation: from technology bias to system theories and behavioural dynamics
Jonathan Köhler

19 The impact of circular economy
Dionne Ewen, Karen Maas and Helen Toxopeus

20. Conclusion
Frank Boons and Andrew McMeekin

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