A system dynamic and multi-criteria evaluation of innovations in environmental services

Kirsi Hyytinen, Sampsa Ruutu, Mika Nieminen, Faïz Gallouj, Marja Toivonen

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    The purpose of this paper is to study the challenge of evaluation in the context of systemic innovations in which services are a core element. The paper argues that the traditional evaluation methods and measures are not able to capture neither the diversity of innovations in services and systems nor the multifaceted dimensions of performance resulting from these innovations. In order to contribute to a more purposeful evaluation practices and methods, a new combinatory approach is suggested based on multi-criteria and system dynamic perspectives. This approach is illustrated in the context of environmental services, using an environmental data platform as a case example.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-52
    JournalEconomics and Policy of Energy and the Environment
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • multi-criteria evaluation
    • system dynamic
    • service innovation
    • systemic innovation
    • environmental services
    • environmental data platform


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