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Sustainability in Innovation

Sustainability in Innovation Sustainability in innovation is being increasingly recognized as an important consideration in the current efforts focused on balancing the needs for improved goods and services for the current and future generations with the concomitant impact on the natural resources. This paper analyzesthe issues surrounding sustainability debate based on a review of rich literature available. It recognizes ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability and other important factors like equity, basic needs, public participation, complexity, uncertainty and irreversibility; and,incorporates them all in a systems based decision making framework. It also outlines an approach utilizing the concepts of intra- and inter-generational equity that could be utilized to determine sustainability of goods and services generated through innovative efforts. The proposed approachis expected to facilitate better informed decision making. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Innovation Science Emerald Publishing

Sustainability in Innovation

International Journal of Innovation Science , Volume 1 (3): 8 – Nov 1, 2009

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-2223
DOI
10.1260/175722209789996232
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Abstract

Sustainability in innovation is being increasingly recognized as an important consideration in the current efforts focused on balancing the needs for improved goods and services for the current and future generations with the concomitant impact on the natural resources. This paper analyzesthe issues surrounding sustainability debate based on a review of rich literature available. It recognizes ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability and other important factors like equity, basic needs, public participation, complexity, uncertainty and irreversibility; and,incorporates them all in a systems based decision making framework. It also outlines an approach utilizing the concepts of intra- and inter-generational equity that could be utilized to determine sustainability of goods and services generated through innovative efforts. The proposed approachis expected to facilitate better informed decision making.

Journal

International Journal of Innovation ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2009

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