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An R&D Management Framework for Eco-Technology

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  • Hideki Kobayashi

    () (Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corporation. 1, Komukai-Toshiba-cho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki 2128582, Japan)

  • Masahiro Kato

    () (Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corporation. 1, Komukai-Toshiba-cho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki 2128582, Japan)

  • Yukishige Maezawa

    () (Belonging to the above organization at that time the research reported in this paper was conducted)

  • Kenji Sano

    () (Corporate R&D Center, Toshiba Corporation. 1, Komukai-Toshiba-cho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki 2128582, Japan)

Abstract

Although research and development (R&D) affects new value-added creation, including that related to environmental aspects, there is little literature dealing with the integration of R&D management and eco-value. Here, eco-value of technology is defined as the advantage of environmental competitiveness in the market. This paper proposes a framework of R&D management of eco-technology (RDMOET), consisting of: (1) future research for sustainability; (2) making an original eco-theme portfolio and roadmap; (3) gap analysis and implementation of new eco-themes; and (4) eco-value evaluation. (1) and (4) are new processes compared with conventional R&D management. Through practice at the Corporate R&D Center of Toshiba Corporation, the usefulness of the proposed framework is verified from the viewpoint of not only technological eco-innovation, but also that of organizational learning for environmental sustainability.

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  • Hideki Kobayashi & Masahiro Kato & Yukishige Maezawa & Kenji Sano, 2011. "An R&D Management Framework for Eco-Technology," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(8), pages 1-20, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:8:p:1282-1301:d:13679
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    Keywords

    R&D management; management of eco-technology; future research; eco-value evaluation; organizational learning;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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