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Innovation for Sustainability: Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis

Publication Details
Authors: Albareda Laura, Hajikhani Arash
Editors of book: Bocken, Nancy; Ritala, Paavo; Albareda, Laura; Verburg, Robert
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Innovation for Sustainability. Business transformations towards a better world.
ISBN: 978-3-319-97384-5
eISBN: 978-3-319-97385-2
JUFO-Level of this publication: 3
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


In this chapter, Albareda and Hajikhani propose a literature review and
bibliometric analysis on innovation for sustainability (IfS). Applying
the Network Analysis Interface for Literature Studies (NAILS) toolkit,
we study the impact and dissemination of five key IfS goal-oriented
discussions: strategic, operational, organizational, collaborative and
systemic. The strategic and operational discussions are the most cited,
including major papers on strategic concepts and the development of
operational changes structuring the research. Our bibliometric analysis
shows how, since 2002, IfS has expanded from business management,
strategy, innovation and operations connecting to the main discussion in
environmental sciences, environmental engineering and ecology. The main
challenge for researchers is to build scientific knowledge that has a
real impact in organizations and businesses. Managers and entrepreneurs
can use these five-oriented goals of IfS to understand how to apply IfS
goals into real practices.

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