publication . Bachelor thesis . 2016

Sustainable Innovation - Driving Factors in Large Firms

Alderin, Clara; Do, Thao;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Företagsekonomiska institutionen
  • Country: Sweden
During recent years, there has been a growing interest in sustainable innovation both in academia and in practice. Our qualitative, multiple case study examines this emerging field in the context of large firms. By doing so, this thesis contributes to the understanding of the concept as well as the underlying factors driving sustainable innovation. Theory highlighted both external and internal factors in firms’ sustainable innovation engagement. The empirical evidence identifies five key factors driving sustainable innovation in large firms; market demand, new business opportunities, interfunctional collaboration, management commitment and corporate culture. Fur...
free text keywords: sustainable innovation, regulations, market demand, business opportunities, interfunctional collaboration, management commitment, knowledge management, corporate culture
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