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Multiple Helix Ecosystems for Sustainable Competitiveness

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • João J. Ferreira
  • Luís Farinha
  • Nuno O. Fernandes

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marta Peris-Ortiz, João J. Ferreira, Luís Farinha, Nuno O. Fernandes
    Pages 1-13
  3. Carmen Merchán-Hernández, Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez
    Pages 45-58
  4. Jorge Julião, Marcelo Gaspar, Benny Tjahjono
    Pages 75-90
  5. Anabela Alves, Francisco Moreira, Florentina Abreu, Ciliana Colombo
    Pages 91-112
  6. Luis Miguel D. F. Ferreira, Cristóvao Silva
    Pages 113-132
  7. Justyna Trojanowska, Krzysztof Żywicki, Maria Leonilde R. Varela, José Machado
    Pages 133-146
  8. António Carrizo Moreira, Alexandra Alves Vale
    Pages 147-168
  9. María Jesús Rodríguez-Gulías, David Rodeiro-Pazos, Sara Fernández-López
    Pages 169-183
  10. Marta Peris-Ortiz, João J. Ferreira, Luís Farinha, Nuno O. Fernandes
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


This book discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends involving the interactions between academia, industry, government and society. Specifically, it aims to explore how these interactions enhance the ways in which companies deliver products and services in order to achieve sustainable competitiveness in the marketplace.

Sustainable competitiveness has been widely discussed by academics and practitioners, considering the importance of protecting the environment while sustaining the economic goals of organizations. The Quintuple Helix innovation model is a framework for facilitating knowledge, innovation and sustainable competitive advantage. It embeds the Triple and the Quadruple Helix models by adding a fifth helix, the “natural environment.” The Triple Helix model focuses on the university-industry-government triad, while the Quadruple adds civil society (the media- and culture-driven public) as a fourth helix. 

The Quintuple Helix model facilitates research, public policy, and practical application of sustainable competitiveness principles. Applying the most recent developments and theoretical insights of this model, the contributors to this volume address such questions as: how do government, academia, industry and civil society actors interact for promoting sustainable competitiveness at the country (regional) level? How do these actors influence sustainable operations management at the company (business) level? In so doing, they shed new light on the dynamics of economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness.



Cleantech Entrepreneurship Eco-Innovation Green Operations Green Supply Chains Innovation Quintuple Helix Innovation Model R&D Management Sustainable Competitiveness Technology Transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • João J. Ferreira
    • 2
  • Luís Farinha
    • 3
  • Nuno O. Fernandes
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Organizacón de EmpresasUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Management and Economic University of Beira Interior and NECE—Research Unit in Business SciencesCovilhãPortugal
  3. 3.Ciências Empresariais/Engenharia Industrial Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco & NECE Research Unit in Business SciencesCastelo BrancoPortugal
  4. 4.Engenharia Industrial Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco & Centro ALGORITMI – Universidade do MinhoCastelo BrancoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multiple Helix Ecosystems for Sustainable Competitiveness
  • Editors Marta Peris-Ortiz
    João J. Ferreira
    Luís Farinha
    Nuno O. Fernandes
  • Series Title Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
  • Series Abbreviated Title Innovation,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29675-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80623-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29677-7
  • Series ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-5701
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 187
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Innovation/Technology Management
    R & D/Technology Policy
    Knowledge Management
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