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Title:What is green Innovation? A quantitative literature review PDF Logo
Authors:Schiederig, Tim
Tietze, Frank
Herstatt, Cornelius
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working Papers / Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg 63
Abstract:The importance of green innovation management is growing in practice and academia likewise. To our knowledge, a recent and comprehensive literature review is lacking. In this paper we contribute to a clarification of the concept green innovation and provide an overview of the existing body of literature in the field of green innovations identifying the most active scholars, institutions and relevant publications. We find that the three different notions of green, eco/ecological and environmental innovation are used largely synonymously while the notion of sustainable innovation broadens the concept and includes a social dimension. We find further that the most active scholars are situated in Europe (i.e. Netherlands, Italy and Germany) and identified three innovation management journals leading the field.
Subjects:Innovation management
green innovations
eco innovations
environmental innovations
sustainable innovations
literature review
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Arbeitspapiere, Institut für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, TU Hamburg-Harburg

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