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Service Innovation for Sustainability: Paths for Greening Through Service Innovation

  • Faridah DjellalEmail author
  • Faïz Gallouj
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Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 6)

Abstract

The purpose of this work is to examine the extent to which services and service innovation can contribute to sustainable development in its environmental dimension. The supposed immateriality of services seems to argue in favour of their natural sustainability. This is actually just a myth – one we examine the roots of and which we refute. This calling into question of the naturally green services myth does not, however, mean that the greening of the economy cannot rely on services. On the contrary, greening also fundamentally depends on innovation dynamics being implemented in or by services.

Keywords

Services Innovation Greening Sustainability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clersé, University Lille 1Villeneuve-d’AscqFrance

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