Quotation Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre, Blok, Vincent , Brem, Alexander, Stahl, Bernd, Schönherr, Norma. 2018. Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry—Challenges, Insights and Perspectives. Sustainability. 10 (3), 702




The responsibility of industry towards society and the environment is a much discussed topic, both in academia and in business. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has recently emerged as a new concept with the potential to advance this discourse in light of two major challenges industry is facing today. The first relates to the accelerating race to innovate in order to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world. The second concerns the need to maintain public trust in industry through innovations that generate social value in addition to economic returns. This Special Issue provides empirical and conceptual contributions that explore corporate motivations to adopt RRI, the state of implementation of concrete RRI practices, the role of stakeholders in responsible innovation processes, as well as drivers and barriers to the further diffusion of RRI in industry. Overall, these contributions highlight the relevance of RRI for firms of different sizes and sectors. They also provide insights and suggestions for managers, policymakers and researchers wishing to engage with responsibility in innovation. This editorial summarizes the most pertinent conclusions across the individual articles published in this Special Issue and concludes by outlining some fruitful avenues for future research in this space.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Sustainability
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language English
Title Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry—Challenges, Insights and Perspectives
Volume 10
Number 3
Year 2018
Page from 702
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/3/702
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10030702
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://epub.wu.ac.at/6119/


Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre (Details)
Schönherr, Norma (Former researcher)
Blok, Vincent (Social Sciences Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands)
Brem, Alexander (School of Business and Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Stahl, Bernd (De Montfort University, United Kingdom)
Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5369 Environmental management (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5962 Development cooperation (Details)
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