Sustainability in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Policies and Practices for a World with Finite Resources

  • Antonio Leal-Millan
  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Antonio Leal-Millán, Marta Peris-Ortiz, Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gema Albort-Morant, Silvia Martelo-Landroguez, Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez
    Pages 11-29
  4. Macarena Pérez-Suárez, Daniel Antón
    Pages 63-86
  5. Aurora Martínez-Martínez, Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro, Alexeis García-Pérez
    Pages 87-101
  6. José Manuel Mariño-Romero, Ana María Campón-Cerro, José Manuel Hernández-Mogollón, José Antonio Folgado-Fernández
    Pages 119-136
  7. Carolina Afonso, Diana Gavilan, Jesús García-Madariaga, Helena Martins Gonçalves
    Pages 137-151
  8. J. M. Cansino, M. A. Cardenete, M. Ordóñez, R. Román
    Pages 153-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-178

About this book


This book provides a richly illustrated study of sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship. Specifically, it examines the ways in which governmental policies and practices modify the social conditions necessary to promote innovation in businesses and by so doing impact economic development. Exploring topics such as green innovation, green customer capital, smart cities, green entrepreneurship and environmental responsibility, this book presents some of the most current research and best practices in the field.

In today’s global economy, strategies, policies and practices that address the negative effects of human activity on the environment need to be incorporated into the business framework in order for companies to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Around the world, such changes have already resulted in a broad range of products, production methods and technical features that ensure environmental protection. At the same time, the mass media’s communication of a deteriorating earth have motivated a growing number of citizens in both developed and developing nations to modify their consumption habits towards more ecological products. Consequently, an increasing number of companies are reacting to these changes in business and legal frameworks and consumer preferences by investing in new forms of green innovation or “eco-innovation” designed to promote both environmental and corporate sustainability. For example, Hewlett-Packard eliminated lead from its welding process; Wal-Mart reduced the emissions of their suppliers; and Cisco, Dell and IBM are investing in smart grids. This volume showcases pioneering efforts among companies, citizens, and government agencies that are moving from theory to practice by placing sustainability at the core of their development strategies.


Sustainability Innovation Entrepreneurship Environmental Responsibility Green Innovation Green Consumer Cultural and Social Change

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Leal-Millan
    • 1
  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 2
  • Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez
    • 3
  1. 1.Organización de EmpresasUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Universidad Loyola AndalucíaSevillaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57317-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57318-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5701
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