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 companies (SMEs) undertake environmental options? have they got the required inner competence? Is any help provided via exterior events (i.e. community involvement)? What are the coverage implications? This booklet is predicated on large fieldwork, performed in 4 conventional business sectors: offset printing, electroplating, cloth completing, and commercial portray. The paintings used to be conducted in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the united kingdom. Twenty company-based case stories have been analyzed and a cell survey was once performed between 527 businesses. hence, the Innovation Triangle got here to be formulated, that is offered the following, defining and mixing the determinants of SME innovativeness. The Innovation Triangle distinguishes 3 significant determinants of innovativeness: company competence, environmental orientation, and community involvement. The Innovation Triangle permits one to diagnose present environmental and innovation rules, indicating which coverage measures should be powerful in expanding the adoption of environmentally pleasant applied sciences, permitting environmental targets to be achieved.

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