Biondi, Vittorio, Iraldo, Fabio and Meredith, Sandra (2002) Achieving sustainability through environmental innovation: the role of SMEs International Journal of Technology Management, 24 (5/6). pp. 612-626. ISSN 1741-5276Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper, technological and managerial innovation are seen as the dual keys to achieving environmental sustainability. Much research on environmental sustainability has focused upon the role of large organisations. Traditionally, they have been perceived as major contributors to environmental degradation and their task is to find innovative solutions to minimise pollution. However, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) represent more than 80% of enterprises operating throughout Europe and this identifies them as significant contributors to environmental problems. This paper, based upon the findings of two research projects funded by the European Commission, focuses on SMEs' potential to innovate environmentally and the role they can play in minimising industry's environmental impact. It identifies the barriers, motivating factors and benefits experienced by SMEs and places emphasis on effective networking as a support for environmental innovation.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Inderscience Publishers|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Environmental sustainability; SMEs; Innovation; CENTRIM|
|Subjects:||N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation|
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||10.1504/IJTM.2002.003074|
|Faculties:||Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management|
|Depositing User:||editor centrim|
|Date Deposited:||19 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2010 11:29|
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