Innovation for Sustainability

Business Transformations Towards a Better World

  • Nancy Bocken
  • Paavo Ritala
  • Laura Albareda
  • Robert Verburg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Nancy Bocken, Paavo Ritala, Laura Albareda, Robert Verburg
    Pages 1-16
  3. Systemic View—the Big Picture

  4. Strategy and Leadership for a Sustainability Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-116
    2. Robert Verburg
      Pages 117-133
    3. Nina Tura, Genevieve Mortimer, Antero Kutvonen
      Pages 157-175
    4. Sveinung Jørgensen, Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen
      Pages 177-192
    5. Linn Meidell Dybdahl
      Pages 193-211 Open Access
    6. Tero Rantala, Minna Saunila, Juhani Ukko, Hannu Rantanen
      Pages 213-229
  5. Measurement and Assessment of Sustainable Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-232
    2. Romana Rauter, Martina Zimek, Rupert J. Baumgartner, Josef-Peter Schöggl
      Pages 253-269
    3. Wouter C. Kersten, Jan Carel Diehl, Jo M. L. van Engelen
      Pages 291-309
    4. Wolfgang Gerstlberger, Alex da Mota Pedrosa, Reynir Smari Atlason
      Pages 311-329
  6. Tools, Methods and Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-334
    2. Ilka Weissbrod
      Pages 335-352
    3. Katherine Whalen, Gerben Kijne
      Pages 375-392
    4. Rumy Narayan, Annika Tidström
      Pages 393-413
    5. Jan Konietzko, Nancy Bocken, Erik Jan Hultink
      Pages 435-450
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 451-457

About this book


The aim of this edited book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges related to innovation for sustainability. Combining work from both emerging and established scholars in different academic fields, this book provides an integrated understanding of the topic from four perspectives. First, the big picture: frameworks, types, and drivers; second, strategy and leadership; third, measurement and assessment and fourth, tools, methods and technologies.

Chapter 11 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at


sustainable innovation sustainable business model circular economy leadership for sustainability intrapreneurship sustainable technology circular business model green growth Sustainable Development Goals SDGs sustainability strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy Bocken
    • 1
  • Paavo Ritala
    • 2
  • Laura Albareda
    • 3
  • Robert Verburg
    • 4
  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.Lappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland
  3. 3.Lappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland
  4. 4.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97384-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97385-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-1320
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-1339
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