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New Developments in Eco-Innovation Research: Aim of the Book and Overview of the Different Chapters

  • Jens HorbachEmail author
  • Christiane Reif
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Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessAugsburg University of Applied SciencesAugsburgGermany
  2. 2.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany

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