Adoption of Environmental Innovations

The Dynamics of Innovation as Interplay between Business Competence, Environmental Orientation and Network Involvement

  • Koos van Dijken
  • Yvonne Prince
  • Teun Wolters
  • Marco Frey
  • Giuliano Mussati
  • Paul Kalff
  • Ole Hansen
  • Søren Kerndrup
  • Bent Søndergård
  • Eduardo Lopes Rodrigues
  • Sandra Meredith

Part of the Eco-Efficiency In Industry And Science book series (ECOE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-18
  2. Introduction

    1. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 19-22
  3. General analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 25-39
    3. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 41-46
    4. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 47-62
    5. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 63-69
    6. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 71-82
    7. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 83-89
    8. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 91-93
  4. Sector-based case-study analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-96
    2. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 97-128
    3. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 129-156
    4. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 157-184
    5. Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff et al.
      Pages 185-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-330

About this book

Introduction

How do small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt environmental innovations? Do they have the necessary internal competence? Is any support offered by external parties (i.e. network involvement)? What are the policy implications? This book is based on extensive fieldwork, conducted in four traditional industrial sectors: offset printing, electroplating, textile finishing, and industrial painting. The work was carried out in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. Twenty company-based case studies were analyzed and a telephone survey was conducted among 527 companies. As a result, the Innovation Triangle came to be formulated, which is presented here, defining and combining the determinants of SME innovativeness. The Innovation Triangle distinguishes three major determinants of innovativeness: business competence, environmental orientation, and network involvement. The Innovation Triangle allows one to diagnose current environmental and innovation policies, indicating which policy measures might be effective in increasing the adoption of environmentally friendly technologies, allowing environmental objectives to be achieved.

Keywords

Innovation Italy business design dynamics environment innovations meeting network research

Authors and affiliations

  • Koos van Dijken
    • 1
  • Yvonne Prince
    • 1
  • Teun Wolters
    • 1
  • Marco Frey
    • 2
  • Giuliano Mussati
    • 2
  • Paul Kalff
    • 3
  • Ole Hansen
    • 4
  • Søren Kerndrup
    • 4
  • Bent Søndergård
    • 4
  • Eduardo Lopes Rodrigues
    • 5
  • Sandra Meredith
    • 6
  1. 1.EIM Small Business Research & ConsultancyZoetermeerThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly
  3. 3.TNO Strategy, Technology and PolicyDelftThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Roskilde UniversityDenmark
  5. 5.IAPMEILisbonPortugal
  6. 6.University of BrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0854-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3740-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0854-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6970
  • About this book
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