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Towards a more responsible sustainable innovation assessment and management culture in Europe

Published Online: 23 Jan 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 9 (2017) - Issue 4 (December 2017)
Page range: 7 - 20
Received: 30 Jun 2017
Accepted: 01 Dec 2017
Journal Details
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2543-912X
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This article presents new concepts and practical approaches resulting from the piloting of CASI-F - a common framework for the assessment and management of sustainable innovation (SI). Based on lessons learned from action research carried out in the context of the EU funded CASI project, the article focuses on the meta-analysis of 46 action roadmaps produced with 43 innovators supporting the practical application of CASI-F. The applied methodology helped to demonstrate that a multi-level and multi-actor advice approach promotes a shift towards improved understanding of innovations-related critical issues (barriers, drivers, opportunities and threats) and stakeholders’ relations, as well as their management, thus promoting the sustainable resilience and transformation of socio-technical systems. This paper first reflects on how we arrived to managerial lessons from the actions roadmaps and how could these lessons be used to assess the current state of affairs and potential way forward for European initiatives and instruments promoting sustainable innovation.

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