Incremental and radical eco-innovations: routes for discovery and development

Roscoe, Samuel and Cousins, Paul (2016) Incremental and radical eco-innovations: routes for discovery and development. In: EurOMA Sustainability Conference, 11-12 Apr 2016, Lancaster University.

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This paper presents the findings of an in-depth case study of a UK aerospace firm. Drawing on the Natural Resource Based View, we categorise the environmental capabilities of pollution prevention and product stewardship as incremental eco-innovations and clean technologies as radical eco-innovations. We select three new technology development projects as embedded units of analysis, each representing one of the NRBV’s environmental capabilities. Using cross case comparisons, we identify barriers and enablers for incremental and radical eco-innovation development. We conclude that when the final product is complex, such as aerospace design, eco-innovations are developed in parallel with new product development teams co-developing knowledge using a process of embeddedness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Samuel Roscoe
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 10:48
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 10:56

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