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New Developments in Eco-Innovation Research

  • Jens Horbach
  • Christiane Reif

Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hüseyin Doluca, Benedikt Holzner, Marcus Wagner
    Pages 193-217

About this book


Eco-innovations are crucial for reducing the environmental damages arising from economic activities, and are one of the main drivers of a successful transition towards sustainable development and remedying essential climate change problems. This book provides an overview of recent advances in the rapidly growing field of eco-innovation research, adopts an interdisciplinary perspective and outlines the main future developmental trends. A broad range of topics are addressed, including a bibliometric analysis of eco-innovation research, the relationship between eco-innovation and corporate sustainability, eco-innovation system analysis, new evidence on the economic effects of eco-innovation, and the relevance of policy and policy mixes for eco-innovation activities. The book is dedicated to Klaus Rennings, one of the most important representatives of this field, who unexpectedly passed away in September 2015.


Eco-Innovation Innovation Systems Innovation Policy Corporate Sustainability Climate Change Adaptation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Horbach
    • 1
  • Christiane Reif
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessAugsburg University of Applied SciencesAugsburgGermany
  2. 2.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Jens Horbach is Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. He holds a PhD from Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg. From 1992 to 1996 he worked as scientific staff member at the Institute for Economic Research in Halle. Horbach´s current research interests focus on the empirical analysis of the determinants and effects of environmental innovations. He has published in major journals such as Research Policy or Ecological Economics.

Dr. Christiane Reif studied international economics at the University of Regensburg in the "Honors" degree programme. Since October 2009, Christiane Reif has worked as a researcher in ZEW’s Research Department "Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management". She was a visiting researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in Bilbao, Spain. She successfully finished her doctoral thesis entitled “Voluntary Cooperation of Individuals and Cooperates in the Environmental Context” in 2015. In her research in environmental and behavioural economics, she applies experimental and empirical methods on issues like public good provision, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and adaptation to climate change.

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