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Sustainability Innovation Cube — A Framework To Evaluate Sustainability-Oriented Innovations

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  • ERIK G. HANSEN

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    (Institute for Information, Organisation and Management, TUM Business School, Technische Universität München, Leopoldstraße 139, D-80804 Munich, Germany)

  • FRIEDRICH GROSSE-DUNKER

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    (Institute for Information, Organisation and Management, TUM Business School, Technische Universität München, Leopoldstraße 139, D-80804 Munich, Germany)

  • RALF REICHWALD

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    (Institute for Information, Organisation and Management, TUM Business School, Technische Universität München, Leopoldstraße 139, D-80804 Munich, Germany)

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    Corporations increasingly subscribe to the principles of corporate sustainability, which is generally described as the integration of economic, environmental and social dimensions. Concerning innovation management, this emphasises the role of sustainability-oriented innovations (SOI). SOI is considered a tool both to address sustainability issues and to tap into new customer segments and markets. Yet SOI are very risky: both their market success and non-economic sustainability are uncertain. This paper presents a generic model termed the "Sustainability Innovation Cube" (SIC) for structuring innovations' sustainability effects in order to better inform corporate decision-makers about how to minimize the directional risk of SOI. The model includes the three dimensions: target, life cycle and innovation type. A qualitative expert study reveals the opportunities and challenges related to the developed model. Finally, practical implications are derived, limitations are discussed and a brief outlook is given.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Innovation Management.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 04 ()
    Pages: 683-713

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    Keywords: Sustainability innovation; product innovation; sustainable development; decision framework; life cycle assessment;

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    Cited by:
    1. Richter, Mario, 2013. "Business model innovation for sustainable energy: German utilities and renewable energy," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 1226-1237.
    2. Christian Brodhag, 2013. "Research universities, technology transfer, and job creation: what infrastructure, for what training?," Post-Print emse-00804454, HAL.
    3. Stefan Schaltegger & Dorli Harms & Sarah Elena Windolph & Jacob Hörisch, 2014. "Involving Corporate Functions: Who Contributes to Sustainable Development?," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(5), pages 3064-3085, May.

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