Innovation and Sustainable Development

Lessons for Innovation Policies

  • Frieder Meyer-Krahmer

Part of the Technology, Innovation and Policy (ISI) book series (3217, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages III-VIII
  2. Innovation and Sustainable Development: Introduction

  3. Guiding Prinicples for Sustainable Industrial Innovations

  4. Policy Issues: Requirements and Consequences

  5. Annex

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-207

About these proceedings


This book is the result of a workshop of the "Six-Countries-Programme" - the international network of political decision makers, scientists, industrialists and practitioners in innovation. It gathers papers from experts for sustainbale development and those for innovation and innovation policy to bridge the gap between these two communities and to develop mutual understanding. It shows the still very open character of the discussion about the links between innovation and sustainable development and also displays the gaps, deficiencies and necessities for completion not only in scientific analysis but also in political actions. Yet it makes clear how the concept of sustainable development can serve as guiding principle for future innovation policies and that it also offers business opportunities.


Environmental Policy Innovationspolitik innovation innovation policy nachhaltige Entwicklung political sciences politische Wissenschaft science and technology sustainability sustainable development technology technology policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Frieder Meyer-Krahmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1038-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93639-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9667
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