Advertisement

Strategic Management of Sustainable Innovation in Brazilian Manufacturing Companies

  • Jordana Marques KneippEmail author
  • Clandia Maffini Gomes
  • Roberto Schoproni Bichueti
  • Luciana Aparecida Barbieri da Rosa
  • Kamila Frizzo
Chapter
Part of the Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics book series (ESID)

Abstract

Conditioning factors of globalization create new demands and opportunities for the development of an organizational management model that takes into account the principles of sustainability, which presupposes significant investments in innovation. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between strategic management for sustainable innovation and the business model and performance of manufacturing companies. The strategic management of sustainable innovation was analyzed from two dimensions: strategic posture, underpinned on the studies of Schaltegger et al. (Int J Innov Sustain Dev 6:95–119, 2012) and Eiriz et al. (Innov Manag Policy Pract, 15:97–111, 2013); and sustainable innovation practices, evaluated on the basis of Bocken et al. (J Clean Prod 65: 42–56, 2014). The analysis of the business model was based on studies of Boons and Lüdeke-Freund (J Clean Prod 45:9–19, 2013), Kiron et al. (MIT Sloan Manag Rev, 54:69–73, 2013a) and Taran et al. (Decis Sci 46:301–331, 2015). Business performance was evaluated by considering the dimensions proposed by Gunday et al. (Int J Prod Econ 133:662–676, 2011). The study was characterized as quantitative and consisted of a survey with Brazilian manufacturing companies. The results allow to say that strategic management for sustainable innovation is related to the business model and corporate performance, given that positive associations between the dependent and independent variables dimensions were found. Therefore, it was possible to confirm the guiding hypotheses of the study.

Keywords

Strategic management Sustainable innovation Business model Corporate performance 

References

  1. Aguilera-Caracuel, J., & Ortiz-De-Mandojana, N. (2013). Green innovation and financial performance: An institutional approach. Organization and Environment, 26(4), 365–385.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Amit, R., & Zott, C. (2001). Value creation in E-business. Strategic Management Journal, 22(6–7), 493–520.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Beltramello, A., Haie-Fayle, L., & Pilat, D. (2013). Why new business models matter for green growth, OECD Green Growth Papers. Paris: OECD.Google Scholar
  4. Bessant, J., & Tidd, J. (2009). Innovation and entrepreneurship. Porto Alegre: Bookman.Google Scholar
  5. Bocken, N. M. P., Short, S. W., Rana, P., & Evans, S. (2014). A literature and practice review to develop sustainable business model archetypes. Journal of Cleaner Production, 65, 42–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Boons, F. A. A. (2009). Creating ecological value. An evolutionary approach to business strategies and the natural environment. Cheltenham: Elgar.Google Scholar
  7. Boons, F., & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2013). Business models for sustainable innovation: State-of-the-art and steps towards a research agenda. Journal of Cleaner Production, 45, 9–19.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Boons, F., Montalvo, C., Quist, J., & Wagner, M. (2013). Sustainable innovation, business models and economic performance: An overview. Journal of Cleaner Production, 45, 1–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Brown, H. S., De Jong, M., & Levy, D. L. (2009). Building institutions based on information disclosure: Lessons from GRI’s sustainability reporting. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17(6), 571–580.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Chesbrough, H., & Rosenbloom, R. S. (2002). The role of the business model in capturing value from innovation: Evidence from Xerox Corporation’s technology spin-off companies. Industrial and Corporate Change, 11(3), 529–555.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Daft, R. L., & Marcic, D. (2004). Understanding management. Versailles: Thomson – South-Western.Google Scholar
  12. Eiriz, V., Faria, A., & Barbosa, N. (2013). Firm growth and innovation: Towards a typology of innovation strategy. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 15(1), 97–111.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Global Reporting Initiative - GRI. (2006). Diretrizes para relatório de sustentabilidade. Available in http://www.globalreporting.org. Acess in 15 outubro de 2010.
  14. Gunday, G., Ulusoy, G., Kilic, K., & Alpkan, L. (2011). Effects of innovation types on firm performance. International Journal Production Economics, 133, 662–676.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Hall, J., & Wagner, M. (2012). Integrating sustainability into firms’ processes: Performance effects and the moderating role of business models and innovation. Business Strategy and the Environment, 21(3), 183–196.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Kiron, D., Kruschwitz, N., Reeves, M., & Goh, E. (2013a). The benefits of sustainability-driven innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review, 54(2), 69–73.Google Scholar
  17. Kiron, D., Kruschwitz, N., Reeves, M., Haanaes, K., Goh, E. (2013b). The innovation bottom line. MIT Sloan Management Review (Research Report; pp. 1–22). Cambridge: MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group.Google Scholar
  18. Levy, D. L., Szejnwald, B. H., & De Jong, M. (2010). The contested politics of corporate governance the case of the global reporting initiative. Business and Society, 49(1), 88–115.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Lopez-Valeiras, E., Gomez-Conde, J., & Naranjo-Gil, D. (2015). Sustainable innovation, management accounting and control systems, and international performance. Sustainability, 7(3), 3479–3492.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Marimon, F., Alonso-Almeida, M. D. M., Rodríguez, M. D. P., & Alejandro, K. A. C. (2012). The worldwide diffusion of the global reporting initiative: What is the point? Journal of Cleaner Production, 33, 132–144.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Mayhew, M. J., Simonoff, J. S., Baumol, W. J., Wiesenfeld, B. M., & Klein, M. W. (2012). Exploring innovative entrepreneurship and its ties to higher educational experiences. Research in Higher Education, 53(8), 831–859.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Neely, A., Adams, C., & Kennerley, M. (2002). The performance prism: The scorecard for measuring and managing business success. London: Prentice Hall.Google Scholar
  23. Prado-Lorenzo, J. M., Gallego-Alvarez, I., & Garcia-Sanchez, I. M. (2009). Stakeholder engagement and corporate social responsibility reporting: The ownership structure effect. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 16, 94–107.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Rasche, A. (2009). Toward a model to compare and analyze accountability standards – The case of the UN global compact. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 16, 192–205.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Schaltegger, S., & Wagner, M. (2011). Sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainability innovation: Categories and interactions. Business Strategy and the Environment, 20(4), 222–237.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Schaltegger, S., Lüdeke-Freund, F., & Hansen, E. G. (2012). Business cases for sustainability: The role of business model innovation for corporate sustainability. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 6(2), 95–119.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Schaltegger, S., Hansen, E. G., & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2016). Business models for sustainability: Origins, present research, and future avenues. Organization & Environment, 29(1), 3–10.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Seebode, D., Jeanrenaud, S., & Bessant, J. (2012). Managing innovation for sustainability. R&D Management, 42(3), 195–206.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Shane, S. (2003). A general theory of entrepreneurship. Northampton, MA: Elgar.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Skouloudis, A., Evangelinos, K., & Kourmousis, F. (2009). Development of an evaluation methodology for triple bottom line reports using international standards on reporting. Environmental Management, 44, 298–311.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Szekely, F., Strebel, H. (2012). Strategic innovation for sustainability. Lausanne: IMD – International Institute for Management Development. Retrieved December 2013, from http://www.imd.org
  32. Taran, Y. (2011). Rethinking it all: Overcoming obstacles to business model innovation. PhD thesis, Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University, AalborgGoogle Scholar
  33. Taran, Y., Boer, H., & Lindgren, P. (2015). A business model innovation typology. Decision Sciences, 46(2), 301–331.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Teece, D. J. (2010). Business models, business strategy and innovation. Long Range Planning, 43(2–3), 172–194.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Tsang, S., Welford, R., & Brown, M. (2009). Reporting on community investment. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 16, 123–136.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Wagner, M. (2010). The role of corporate sustainability performance for economic performance: A firm-level analysis of moderation effects. Ecological Economics, 69(7), 1553–1560.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordana Marques Kneipp
    • 1
    Email author
  • Clandia Maffini Gomes
    • 1
  • Roberto Schoproni Bichueti
    • 1
  • Luciana Aparecida Barbieri da Rosa
    • 1
  • Kamila Frizzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Santa MariaSanta MariaBrazil

Personalised recommendations