Smart Quintuple Helix Innovation Systems

How Social Ecology and Environmental Protection are Driving Innovation, Sustainable Development and Economic Growth

  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • David F. J. Campbell

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell
    Pages 1-4
  3. Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell
    Pages 17-30
  4. Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell
    Pages 31-37
  5. Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell
    Pages 51-54
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 55-67

About this book


This volume examines the relationships among social ecology, innovation, sustainable development and economic growth. Using the principles of Quintuple Helix innovation system, the authors argue that social ecology and environmental management are supporters and drivers of innovation, sustainable development and economic growth.

The Quintuple Helix innovation model focuses on the interactions among five key elements of society: academia, industry, government, culture, and the environment--with particular respect to harnessing knowledge to promote social, political, and economic development.   The Quintuple Helix is a powerful theoretical and practical lens for analyzing and understanding such critical and complex ecological and socioeconomic issues as global warming and climate change and their implications for sustainability.  The authors provide policy approaches and strategies to help create a balance among the often competing forces of environmental protection, innovation, entrepreneurship, and social and economic growth that will successfully benefit society and protect democratic values.


Quintuple Helix Innovation Systems Social Ecology Global Warming Climate Change Environmental Protection Sustainable Development Economic Growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
  • David F. J. Campbell
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Center for Educational Management and Higher Education Development, Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational ManagementDanube University KremsKremsAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01516-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01517-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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