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Adoption of Environment Innovations : The Dynamics of Innovation as Interplay Between Business Comptence, Environmental Orientation and Network Involvement :  The Dynamics of Innovation as Interplay Between Business Comptence, Environmental Orientation and Network Involvement - Koos Van Dijken

Adoption of Environment Innovations : The Dynamics of Innovation as Interplay Between Business Comptence, Environmental Orientation and Network Involvement

The Dynamics of Innovation as Interplay Between Business Comptence, Environmental Orientation and Network Involvement

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Published: June 1999
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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.

Forewordp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Executive summaryp. 13
Introductionp. 19
General analysis
Towards a heuristic model of adoptionp. 25
Cross-sector analysisp. 41
The innovation trianglep. 47
Country-specific aspects of adoption behavioursp. 63
Actors and factors of the adoption processp. 71
Policy implicationsp. 83
Conclusionp. 91
Sector-based case-study analyses
Electroplating industryp. 97
Printing industry (pre-press)p. 129
Textile-finishing industryp. 157
Industrial paintingp. 185
ENVIS Partner meetingsp. 215
Methodology and project designp. 221
Questionnairep. 225
Technical surveyp. 239
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ISBN: 9780792355618
ISBN-10: 079235561X
Series: ECO-EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66