Quotation Schönherr, Norma, Jarmai, Katharina, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2019. Towards a Business Case for Responsible Innovation. In: Responsible Innovation Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation, Hrsg. Katharina Jarmai, 85-97. Dordrecht: Springer.




There is still work to be done in conceptualizing how responsible innovation applies to business. Lessons can be drawn from adjacent fields of inquiry such as sustainability-oriented or social innovation. However, the central challenge of developing a business case for responsible innovation requires additional insights into how responsible innovation may support companies in generating competitive advantage, and what levers can be effectively employed to engage business. This final chapter summarises the most important lessons learned from the contributions to this volume. Based on these insights, the authors develop the outlines of a business case for responsible innovation. In doing so, they show that responsibility and innovation can mutually strengthen each other. Such a synergy between responsibility and innovation may help to maintain trust in business’ ability to drive desirable social change while improving innovation performance.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Towards a Business Case for Responsible Innovation
Title of whole publication Responsible Innovation Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation
Editor Katharina Jarmai
Page from 85
Page to 97
Location Dordrecht
Publisher Springer
Year 2019
Reviewed? Y
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-024-1720-3_7
ISBN 978-94-024-1719-7
Open Access Y


COMPASS - Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs
Schönherr, Norma (Former researcher)
Jarmai, Katharina (Former researcher)
Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre (Details)
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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