Eco-innovation in SMEs - drivers of a holistic process of change

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621302
Title:
Eco-innovation in SMEs - drivers of a holistic process of change
Authors:
Oxborrow, Lynn; Brindley, Clare
Abstract:
The paper aims to explore SMEs understanding of sustainability issues, how they adopt and innovate in terms of sustainability and the benefits and obstacles they face in developing, adopting and commercialising new products and processes. The concept of eco-innovation or developing 'new products and processes which provide customer and business value but significantly decrease environmental impacts' (James 1997) is therefore applied to the specialised context of UK SMEs, a context which impacts cumulatively on overall environmental sustainability (Tilley 1999). In particular the concept of ecoinnovation is researched in the context of SME capabilities and competences, and how these relate to the change process that emerges as a reaction to the drivers towards eco-innovation.
Affiliation:
Nottingham Trent University
Citation:
OXBORROW, L. and BRINDLEY, C., (2011) Eco-innovation in SMEs - drivers of a holistic process of change., 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Hull, 24-26 June 2011.
Publisher:
ISDR Society
Issue Date:
25-Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621302
Additional Links:
http://www2.hull.ac.uk/science/pdf/abstracts%20online%20ed.pdf
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Research and Knowledge Exchange

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOxborrow, Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorBrindley, Clareen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-31T16:55:17Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-31T16:55:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-25-
dc.identifier.citationOXBORROW, L. and BRINDLEY, C., (2011) Eco-innovation in SMEs - drivers of a holistic process of change., 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, Hull, 24-26 June 2011.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621302-
dc.description.abstractThe paper aims to explore SMEs understanding of sustainability issues, how they adopt and innovate in terms of sustainability and the benefits and obstacles they face in developing, adopting and commercialising new products and processes. The concept of eco-innovation or developing 'new products and processes which provide customer and business value but significantly decrease environmental impacts' (James 1997) is therefore applied to the specialised context of UK SMEs, a context which impacts cumulatively on overall environmental sustainability (Tilley 1999). In particular the concept of ecoinnovation is researched in the context of SME capabilities and competences, and how these relate to the change process that emerges as a reaction to the drivers towards eco-innovation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherISDR Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www2.hull.ac.uk/science/pdf/abstracts%20online%20ed.pdfen
dc.subjectSmall to medium?sized enterprisesen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectEco-innovationen
dc.subjectSustainable product and processen
dc.subjectSustainable designen
dc.subjectGreen marketingen
dc.titleEco-innovation in SMEs - drivers of a holistic process of changeen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen
All Items in UDORA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.