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E-RESOURCE
Author Dijken, Koos.

Title Adoption of Environmental Innovations [electronic resource] : the Dynamics of Innovation as Interplay between Business Competence, Environmental Orientation and Network Involvement / by Koos Dijken, Yvonne Prince, Teun Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff, Ole Hansen, S⥮ Kerndrup, Bent Srg㡲d, Eduarde Lopes Rodrigues, Sandra Meredith.

Published Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1999.

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Physical description 1 online resource (330 pages).
Series Eco-Efficiency In Industry And Science, 1389-6970 ; 2
Eco-efficiency in industry and science ; 2.
Summary 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.
Other author Prince, Yvonne.
Wolters, Teun.
Frey, Marco.
Mussati, Giuliano.
Kalff, Paul.
Hansen, Ole.
Kerndrup, S⥮.
Srg㡲d, Bent.
Rodrigues, Eduarde Lopes.
Meredith, Sandra.
Subject Economics.
Environmental management.
Economics.
Environmental management.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789400708549 (electronic bk.)
9400708548 (electronic bk.)