Greening of Industry Networks Studies

Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models

Lessons from Experience and New Frontiers in Theory and Practice

Editors: Azevedo, S.G., Brandenburg, M., Carvalho, H., Cruz-Machado, V. (Eds.)

  • Offers a concise, evidence-based review of methodologies, applications and future developments in radical eco-innovation
  • Analysis ranges from individual case studies and cross sector assessments to international perspective
  • Covers such industries as biogas, automotive manufacturing and apparel, with case studies set in Scandinavia, Western Europe and Latin America
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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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Developments and Directions of Eco-innovation

    Azevedo, Susana Garrido (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

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  • Managing Cross-Industry Innovations: A Search Strategy for Radical Eco-innovations

    Kloiber, Michaela (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

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  • How to Make Eco-innovation a Competitive Strategy: A Perspective on the Knowledge-Based Development

    Cabrita, Maria do Rosário (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

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  • A Framework for Developing and Assessing Eco-innovations

    Gremyr, Ida (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

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  • Radical and Systematic Eco-innovation with TRIZ Methodology

    Navas, Helena V. G.

    Pages 81-95

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Softcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Experience and New Frontiers in Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Susana Garrido Azevedo
  • Marcus Brandenburg
  • Helena Carvalho
  • Virgílio Cruz-Machado
Series Title
Greening of Industry Networks Studies
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05077-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05077-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05076-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37772-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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