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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

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How do small and medium sized agencies (SMEs) undertake environmental techniques? have they got the mandatory inner competence? Is any help provided via exterior events (i.e. community involvement)? What are the coverage implications? This ebook relies on broad fieldwork, performed in 4 conventional commercial sectors: offset printing, electroplating, cloth completing, and business portray. The paintings used to be conducted in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the united kingdom. Twenty company-based case reports have been analyzed and a cellphone survey was once performed between 527 businesses. for that reason, the Innovation Triangle got here to be formulated, that's offered the following, 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 rules, indicating which coverage measures can be potent in expanding the adoption of environmentally pleasant applied sciences, permitting environmental pursuits to be achieved.

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13 are: • Offset printing: business competence and innovativeness are relatively strongly related. • Electroplating: the different indices have a relationship of a comparable magnitude with • Textile finishing: only environmental orientation and innovativeness are related. • Industrial painting: only business competence and innovativeness are related. innovativeness. These results throw a new light on the factors behind the innovation-adoption process in the different sectors. The Innovation Triangle fits best with electroplating: all three elements actually relate to innovativeness.

Significantat 5 per cent-level. 13 are: • Offset printing: business competence and innovativeness are relatively strongly related. • Electroplating: the different indices have a relationship of a comparable magnitude with • Textile finishing: only environmental orientation and innovativeness are related. • Industrial painting: only business competence and innovativeness are related. innovativeness. These results throw a new light on the factors behind the innovation-adoption process in the different sectors.

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