Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective

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Joseph Sarkis, James J. Cordeiro, Diego Vazquez Brust
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 27, 2010 - Science - 272 pages
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Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration, takes an unusually international perspective of sustainable innovation with contributions from Australia, Europe, and North America. Prominent policy makers, scientific researchers and practitioners in this field provide various inputs and analyses relating to the development of sustainable innovations. It is expected that policy makers, organizations, individual researchers, students and even communities can further develop and implement concepts and practices by drawing on the variety of projects and theoretical foundations presented in this volume.

 

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Contents

1 Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration
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2 Sustainability Considerations and TripleHelix Collaboration in Regional Innovation Systems
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Special Roles for Universities?
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4 Obstacles to and Facilitators of the Implementation of Small Urban Wind Turbines in the Netherlands
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5 Regional Sustainability Innovation and Welfare Through an Adaptive Process Model
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6 FOCISS for an Effective Sustainable Innovation Strategy
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Key Factors and Regional Support Structures
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8 Disruption or Sustenance? An Institutional Analysis of the Sustainable Business Network in West Michigan
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9 Regional Perspectives on Capacity Building for Ecodesign Insights from Wales
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10 Fostering Responsible Tourism Business Practices Through Collaborative CapacityBuilding
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11 Backcasting Using Principles for ImplementingCradletoCradle
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12 Corporate Strategies for Sustainable Innovations
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13 Strategic Alliances for Environmental Protection
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The Mexican Case
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Index
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