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Contributing to a better understanding of the connection between sustainability and innovation

August 25, 2020

Springer_book_high_resolutionGovernance and Management of Sustainable Innovation

Learning from Experience to Shape the Future

Editors: Martini, Mattia, Hölsgens, Rick, Popper, Rafael (Eds.)

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  • Presents a common framework for the assessment and management of sustainable innovation
  • Adopts a multi-stakeholder and cross-country approach
  • Provides relevant practical insights for actors involved in governance and management of sustainable innovations

About the Editors

Mattia Martini is Assistant Professor in Management at the University of Milano-Bicocca and holds a PhD in Information Society from the same university. He has worked as researcher at CRISP – Interuniversity Research Center on Public Services – since 2006. He has participated in different national and European-founded projects related to the governance of labour market services, the human capital development systems and the management of sustainable innovation. His main research interests relate to organization and management, with particular reference to social and personal services in the fields of employment and healthcare, and a focus on human capital and employability development. Recently, his research interests focus on employee welfare services-performance relationship, the role of collaboration for sustainable innovation, and sustainable business models in the agro-food sectors.

Rick Hölsgens works as social scientist at TU Dortmund University (Social Research Center) on topics at the crossroads of social innovation and sustainability research. He has a bachelor degree in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology and master degrees (MA and MSc) in Science and Technology Studies from Maastricht University. In 2016 he obtained his PhD from Groningen University in the area of economic history (dissertation title: Energy Transitions in the Netherlands: Sustainability Challenges in a Historical and Comparative Perspective). His main research interests are sustainability transitions and social innovation, both from a contemporary and historical perspective.

Rafael Popper is Principal Scientist in Business, Innovation and Foresight at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Dr Popper is also Director of Executive Education in Foresight and Sustainable Futures and at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) of the Alliance Manchester Business School of The University of Manchester in the UK. In 2018 he was appointed Professor of Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Governance at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Russia. He has over twenty years of experience working as foresight and innovation policy analyst and consultant for several international organizations including the European Commission, ECLAC, UNIDO, UNDP, World Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Council, UN-REDD, as well as for several government and business organisations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Sustainable Innovation Assessment and Management Framework: Principles, Methodology and Practice

    Pages 3-39

    Rafael Popper, Monika Popper, and Guillermo Velasco

  • Sustainable Innovation: Definitions, Priorities and Emerging Issues

    Pages 41-56

    Ales Lipnik and Maja Cergol Lipnik

  • Types of Innovation for Sustainability: The Role of Social Innovations

    Pages 57-72

    Rick Hölsgens and Jürgen Schultze

  • Exploring the Role of Stakeholder Engagement for the Development of Sustainable Innovation Strategies

    Pages 75-96

    Mattia Martini, Monica Carminati, and Elisabetta Marafioti

  • Targeted Forward-Looking Citizen Engagement: The Case of Sustainable Innovation

    Pages 97-119

    Petteri Repo, Kaisa Matschoss, Bjørn Bedsted, Zoya Damianova, and Ventseslav Kozarev

  • Stakeholder Engagement as a Tool to Support Sustainability-Oriented Innovation in the Public Sector

    Pages 121-135

    Benedetta Trivellato, Monica Carminati, and Mattia Martini

  • Fostering Sustainable Innovation: Insights from Three European Food Banks

    Pages 139-160

    Laura Mariani, Dario Cavenago, and Elisabetta Marafioti

  • Why Sustainable Social Innovations (Do Not) Diffuse? An Alternative View to Social Innovation Dynamics

    Pages 161-179

    Rick Hölsgens

  • An Inductive and Multidimensional Approach to Sustainable Innovation: Evidence from Multiple Case Studies

    Pages 181-198

    Guillermo Velasco, Monika Popper, and Rafael Popper

  • Towards a Hybrid Framework for Sustainable Innovation

    Pages 199-205

    Tiina Pajula and Rafael Popper

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