Adoption of Environmental Innovations: The Dynamics of by Koos van Dijken,Yvonne Prince,T.J. Wolters,Marco

By Koos van Dijken,Yvonne Prince,T.J. Wolters,Marco Frey,Giuliano Mussati,Paul Kalff,Ole Hansen,Søren Kerndrup,Bent Søndergård,Eduardo Lopes Rodrigues,Sandra Meredith

How do small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) undertake environmental concepts? have they got the required inner competence? Is any help provided through exterior events (i.e. community involvement)? What are the coverage implications? This booklet relies on vast fieldwork, carried out in 4 conventional business sectors: offset printing, electroplating, cloth completing, and commercial portray. The paintings was once performed in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the united kingdom. Twenty company-based case reviews have been analyzed and a phone survey used to be performed between 527 businesses. consequently, the Innovation Triangle got here to be formulated, that is provided right here, defining and mixing the determinants of SME innovativeness. The Innovation Triangle distinguishes 3 significant determinants of innovativeness: enterprise competence, environmental orientation, and community involvement. The Innovation Triangle permits one to diagnose present environmental and innovation regulations, indicating which coverage measures can be powerful in expanding the adoption of environmentally pleasant applied sciences, permitting environmental goals to be achieved.

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