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TitleInnovation for Sustainability [electronic resource] : Business Transformations Towards a Better World / edited by Nancy Bocken, Paavo Ritala, Laura Albareda, Robert Verburg
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XXVIII, 457 p. 27 illus., 16 illus. in color. online resource


The aim of this edited book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges related to innovation for sustainability. Combining work from both emerging and established scholars in different academic fields, this book provides an integrated understanding of the topic from four perspectives. First, the big picture: frameworks, types, and drivers; second, strategy and leadership; third, measurement and assessment and fourth, tools, methods and technologies. Chapter 11 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at


Chapter 1 – Introduction: Innovation for sustainability -- Chapter 2 – Innovation for sustainability: Skeptical, pragmatic, and idealist perspectives -- Chapter 3 - Innovation for sustainability research landscape: Bibliometric and topical analysis of the literature -- Chapter 4 - Environmental factors in business engagement in innovation for sustainability -- Chapter 5 - Circular business model innovation for sustainable development -- Chapter 6 - Business-driven ecological innovations in green growth strategies -- Chapter 7 – Leadership, innovation and sustainability -- Chapter 8 – Leadership and goal setting for sustainable innovation in large businesses -- Chapter 9 – Exploring the pitfalls of systemic innovations for sustainability -- Chapter 10 – Towards smart and sustainable business models in retail -- Chapter 11 - Business model innovation for sustainability through localism -- Chapter 12 - Identifying strategies for sustainable entrepreneurship -- Chapter 13 - Sustainable innovation measurement: Approaches and challenges -- Chapter 14 - Assessing the impact of sustainable business models: challenges, key issues and future research opportunities -- Chapter 15 - Reversing materiality: From a reactive matrix to a proactive SDG agenda -- Chapter 16 - Intentional design for diversity as pathway to scalable sustainability impact -- Chapter 17 - How strategic environmental goals influence product innovation -- Chapter 18 - Experimentation for sustainable innovation -- Chapter 19 - Experimenting with circular business models – a process-oriented approach -- Chapter 20 - Game-based approaches to sustainable innovation -- Chapter 21 – Circular Economy imaginaries for sustainable innovations -- Chapter 22 - The impact of digital technologies on innovating for sustainability -- Chapter 23 - Online platforms and the circular economy

Industrial management-Environmen Management Social responsibility of busines Sustainability Management. Innovation/Technology Management. Corporate Social Responsibility.


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