9781137479808

Green Innovation and Future Technology Engaging Regional SMEs in the Green Economy

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    9781137479808

  • ISBN10:

    1137479809

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-12
  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
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Summary

This book explores green innovation and future technology skill development within regional small to medium sized enterprises. Notwithstanding the goals of a greener Europe, there has been little debate as to how the skills required to fulfil the goals of sustainable development can be imparted within regions and particularly, within rural business communities. The authors suggest that the pursuit of green skill enhancement should be based on cross-disciplinary collaborative action within an academic-practice partnership ethos.
An inter-disciplinary team of academics and project specialists explore the gap from theory to implementation in green innovation and provide a series of cases which highlight the benefits of a stakeholder approach in this context. Green Innovation and Future Technology is distinctive in its cross-border, multi-disciplinary approach to the green innovativeness skill enhancement of SMEs.

Author Biography

Dr Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management Studies and a founder and senior researcher with the RIKON research group, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. A Fulbright scholar, Felicity studies small/ micro-firm learning networks and management capability development on a regional basis and has published in various international journals, including the Journal of Tourism Management, the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Dr Leana Reinl is an Irish Research Council Fellow and a postdoctoral researcher with the RIKON research group, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Leana's research focuses on small/ micro-firm learning; learning networks and evolving learning communities, she has published in international journals including the Journal of Tourism Management and the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: THE GREEN ECONOMY
Chapter 2: THE GREEN INNOVATION AND FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES (GIFT) CONCEPT
Chapter 3: MULTI-LEVEL ENGAGEMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE INTEGRATION
Chapter 4: RECIPROCAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER ACTIVITIES BETWEEN SMEs AND ACADEMIA
Chapter 5: GREEN STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT: THE LEARNING JOURNEY

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