Innovation for What? Unpacking the Role of Innovation for Weak and Strong Sustainability

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T1 - Innovation for What? Unpacking the Role of Innovation for Weak and Strong Sustainability

AU - Chaminade, Cristina

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - This perspective paper aims to contribute to current discussions aboutresponsible innovation and innovation systems for sustainability. Thepaper interrogates the purposes of innovation and its role in sustainabledevelopment. It reflects on the differences between adopting weak orstrong sustainability as the final goal in terms of innovation andinnovation systems. At a meta level, it aims to bring clarity to the use ofconcepts like innovation, technology or responsible innovation in relationto sustainability and sustainable development discussions. The paperconcludes suggesting some areas for future research in the realm ofinnovation for sustainable development.

AB - This perspective paper aims to contribute to current discussions aboutresponsible innovation and innovation systems for sustainability. Thepaper interrogates the purposes of innovation and its role in sustainabledevelopment. It reflects on the differences between adopting weak orstrong sustainability as the final goal in terms of innovation andinnovation systems. At a meta level, it aims to bring clarity to the use ofconcepts like innovation, technology or responsible innovation in relationto sustainability and sustainable development discussions. The paperconcludes suggesting some areas for future research in the realm ofinnovation for sustainable development.

U2 - 10.20900/jsr20200007

DO - 10.20900/jsr20200007

M3 - Article

VL - 2

JO - Journal of Sustainability Research

JF - Journal of Sustainability Research

SN - 2632-6582

IS - 1

ER -