The “green-impact” of the open innovation mode. Bridging knowledge sourcing and absorptive capacity for environmental innovations
AbstractThis Policy Brief presents recent results on the impact that an open innovation mode has on European firms' environmental innovations. New evidence drawn from the CIS suggests that knowledge sourcing can increase the environmental innovation performance of firms. However, the way firms search for external knowledge and work to absorb it can lead them to different results, depending on whether they are involved in the adoption of an eco-innovation or the extension of their eco-innovation portfolio. Drawing on these results, policy implications for the European Research and Innovation Agenda are discussed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre in its series JRC-IPTS Working Papers with number JRC83831.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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innovation; environment; eco-innovation;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-09-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2013-09-06 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENV-2013-09-06 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2013-09-06 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-INO-2013-09-06 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2013-09-06 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-RES-2013-09-06 (Resource Economics)
- NEP-SBM-2013-09-06 (Small Business Management)
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