Towards a more responsible sustainable innovation assessment and management culture in Europe

Rafael Popper, Monika Popper, Guillermo Velasco

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    This article presents new concepts and practical approaches resulting from the piloting of CASI-F - a common framework for the assessment and management of sustainable innovation (SI). Based on lessons learned from action research carried out in the context of the EU funded CASI project, the article focuses on the meta-analysis of 46 action roadmaps produced with 43 innovators supporting the practical application of CASI-F. The applied methodology helped to demonstrate that a multi-level and multi-actor advice approach promotes a shift towards improved understanding of innovations-related critical issues (barriers, drivers, opportunities and threats) and stakeholders' relations, as well as their management, thus promoting the sustainable resilience and transformation of socio-technical systems. This paper first reflects on how we arrived to managerial lessons from the actions roadmaps and how could these lessons be used to assess the current state of affairs and potential way forward for European initiatives and instruments promoting sustainable innovation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-20
    JournalEngineering Management in Production and Services
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • sustainable innovation
    • management
    • resilience
    • action roadmaps


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