By Koos van Dijken, Yvonne Prince, T.J. Wolters, Marco Frey, Giuliano Mussati, Paul Kalff, Ole Hansen, Søren Kerndrup, Bent Søndergård, Eduardo Lopes Rodrigues, Sandra Meredith
How do small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) undertake environmental options? have they got the mandatory inner competence? Is any help provided by way of exterior events (i.e. community involvement)? What are the coverage implications? This booklet is predicated on huge fieldwork, performed in 4 conventional commercial sectors: offset printing, electroplating, fabric completing, and commercial portray. The paintings used to be conducted in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the united kingdom. Twenty company-based case stories have been analyzed and a mobilephone survey was once carried out between 527 businesses. consequently, the Innovation Triangle got here to be formulated, that is provided right here, defining and mixing the determinants of SME innovativeness. The Innovation Triangle distinguishes 3 significant determinants of innovativeness: enterprise competence, environmental orientation, and community involvement. The Innovation Triangle permits one to diagnose present environmental and innovation regulations, indicating which coverage measures can be potent in expanding the adoption of environmentally pleasant applied sciences, permitting environmental targets to be achieved.
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V. B. V. J. W. Karten, Papier en milieu op de lange termijn. TNO-rapport STB/94/009 , TNO Centre for Technology and Policy Research, Apeldoom , 1994 (chapter 2). J. Vroman, Economic Evolution - An Enquiry into the Foundations of New Institutional Economics, Routledge, London/New York, 1995 (chapter 4). 1 Propositions on the innovative behaviour of SMEs Chapter 2 has generated a number of insights which have been used to structure the protocol for the case studies. Moreover, the analysis of the case studies could be based on them.
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2j) We find it hard to acquire sufficient information about how to manage our environmental affairs. (21) Customer demands are changing, therefore we find it hard to decide on what investments we should make. (2m) In general, we have no difficulties in finding adequate information when deciding on new investments. The powerindex relates to two forces: • A firm's overall financial position • Dependency on customers when it comes to adopting environmental innovations. These forces have been translated into two indices: the financial-strength index and the green-autonomy index.