Knowledge, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Organizations

A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • João J. Ferreira
  • Jose M. Merigó Lindahl

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cristina Fernandes, João J. Ferreira, Pedro M. Veiga, Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Pages 11-22
  3. Luís Farinha, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen
    Pages 77-95
  4. Maria D. Moreno-Luzon, Juan P. Escorcia-Caballero, Odette Chams-Anturi
    Pages 97-111
  5. Antonio Alonso-Gonzalez, Marta Peris-Ortiz, Jose J. Cao-Alvira
    Pages 113-129
  6. Silveli Cristo-Andrade, Bruno Felix, Emerson Wagner Mainardes
    Pages 131-144
  7. Victoria Kopeikina, Paula Odete Fernandes, Olga Kosenchuk
    Pages 165-191
  8. Mikhail Kopeykin, Sofia Cardim, Vitaly Aleshchenko, Frederico Branco
    Pages 193-229
  9. Ronnie J-Figueiredo, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas, Bouchaib Bahli
    Pages 231-249
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 251-261

About this book


This volume explores the ways in which knowledge and innovation impact business and economic sustainability, offering a wide-ranging and richly illustrated study of knowledge, innovation and sustainability of organizations from a dynamic capabilities perspective.

In organizational theory, dynamic capability is defined as an organization’s ability to react and adapt adequately and rapidly to external change. In today’s global economy, pursuing sustainable strategies and practices is critical to organizational success.Complying with externally and internally imposed sustainability targets might initially appear as a restriction for organizations; however, they can be transformed into a new set of opportunities. This means that the classic ways in which management absorbs the experiences associated with evolving conditions, organizational frameworks and markets must be reconsidered in light of the preservation of the technological, environmental and social ecosystems.

Featuring research and case studies from sectors such as NGOs, SMEs, education and agriculture, this book offers students, academics, practitioners and policymakers a multi-faceted understanding of how and why knowledge, innovation and sustainability are intricately linked—and offers insight into best practices that balance organizational and societal needs.


Innovation Methodology Sustainable development Entrepreneurial orientations Sustainable competitive advantage Strategic knowledge management Expatriation knowledge management Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Entrepreneurial University

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • João J. Ferreira
    • 2
  • Jose M. Merigó Lindahl
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Management and Economics DepartmentUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Management Control and Information SystemsUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74880-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74881-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5701
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