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Main Title Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models Lessons from Experience and New Frontiers in Theory and Practice / [electronic resource] :
Author Azevedo, Susana Garrido.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Brandenburg, Marcus.
Carvalho, Helena.
Cruz-Machado, Virgílio.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number HD28-70
ISBN 9783319050775
Subjects Economics. ; Engineering economy. ; Environmental sciences. ; Environmental management.
Internet Access
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Collation XIX, 314 p. 47 illus., 8 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Developments and directions of eco-innovation -- Part I Models and frameworks supporting eco-innovation -- Managing cross-industry innovations: a search strategy for radical eco-innovations -- How to make eco-innovation a competitive strategy: a perspective on the knowledge-based development -- A framework for developing, evaluating and assessing eco-innovations -- Radical and Systematic Eco-Innovation with TRIZ Methodology -- Part II Application: surveys and case studies on eco-innovation deployment -- Eco-Innovation on Manufacturing Industry: The role of sustainability on innovation processes -- Portraying the Eco-Innovative Landscape in Brazil: determinants, processes and results -- Contextual Factors as Drivers of Eco-innovation Strategies: The Definition of an Organizational Taxonomy in the Brazilian Cellulose, Paper and Paper Products Industry -- Conceptualising industry efforts to eco-innovate among large Swedish companies -- Integrated environmental management tools for product and organizations in clusters -- Towards joint product-service business models: The case of Your Energy Solution -- Business model innovation for eco-innovation: developing a boundary-spanning business model of an ecosystem integrator -- Part III future directions: eco-innovation initiatives -- A new methodology for eco-friendly construction: utilizing quality function deployment to meet LEED requirements -- Light weight small island ferries in Scandinavia - a case of radical eco-innovation -- BioTRIZ: a win-win methodology for eco-innovation. Environmental challenges such as pollution, climate change, water and natural resources depletion and dwindling bio-diversity are true threats to the survival of our civilization, forcing us to learn how to act now. Fortunately this is exactly what this book does: presenting real life cases, along with theory, methodologies and tools demonstrating how eco-innovation can support sustainable economic growth and save our planet for future generations. Following an introduction describing developments and directions of eco-innovation, Section One discusses Models and Frameworks Supporting Eco-Innovation, with chapters on search strategy for radical eco-innovation; and systematic eco-innovation with TRIZ Methodology. Section Two offers surveys and case studies showing eco-innovation in practice, including a sketch of the eco-innovative landscape in the Brazilian Cellulose, Paper and Paper Products Industry; efforts to eco-innovate among large Swedish companies; progress towards joint product-service business models and more. The third section surveys future directions and emerging trends, among them a new methodology for eco-friendly construction; the development of lightweight small inter-island ferries in Scandinavia and BioTRIZ: a win-win methodology for eco-innovation. The book explores eco-innovation as a framework for supporting the development of new business models which consider the entire business ecosystem, on the way to a sustainable world. Moreover, it explores the eco-innovation process in cross-national and cross-sector perspective.