Antecedent and Consequents of Eco-Innovation for Sustainability: Generations' Perceptions in Brazil and Portugal

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https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2022.v7i1.280

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Holistic helixes of innovation, Eco-innovation, Sustainable development, Brazil, Portugal

Abstract

Purpose – This study aims to analyze the perception of generations (Baby boomers, X and Y) about the influence of Holistic Helixes of Innovation on Eco-innovation, as well as Eco-innovation on Environmental Practices, Cleaner Production, Social Actions, Regional Development, Smart Cities and Sustainable Development.

Theoretical framework – Holistic Helixes of Innovation, Eco-innovation, Environmental Practices, Cleaner Production, Social Actions, Regional Development, Smart Cities and Sustainable Development.

Design/methodology/approach – The method used was a descriptive, quantitative research, applied to 1032 individuals residing in Brazil and Portugal, analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling.

Findings – Holistic Helixes of Innovation strongly influence Eco-innovation. This finding can contribute to the promotion of public policies to encourage integration among stakeholders of holistic innovation helices, such as universities, government, industries, technology parks, spin-offs, incubators, startup, consulting teams, non-governmental organizations, shareholders, suppliers, and customers. The study also shows the positive influence of eco-innovation on environmental practices, cleaner production, social actions, smart cities, sustainable development, with emphasis on regional development.

Research, Practical & Social implications – The Eco-innovation precepts are key to trigger positive influences on socio-environmental aspects, smart cities and regional and sustainable development. In this sense, organizations and governments can contribute to society, with greater efficiency, allocating resources in projects that develop socio-environmental innovations.

Originality/value – It is relevant for science to know the variables that can help governments and other organizations to develop policies and actions to promote the improvement of people's quality of life from a long-term triple bottom line perspective.

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Eliana Andréa Severo, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)

Post-Doctoral degree from the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil, Doctor in Business Administration at the Pontificia University Católica of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS) Brazil and University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil. Master in Administration from UCS, Brazil. Specialization in Environmental Management with Emphasis on Industry by UCS. Graduated in Business Administration from University Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) Brazil. Graduation in Biological Sciences from the University of Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC) Brazil.

Julio Cesar Ferro De Guimarães, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

Post-Doctoral degree from the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil, Doctor in Business Administration at the Pontificia University Católica of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS) Brazil and University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil. Master in Production Engineering by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

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Severo, E. A., & De Guimarães, J. C. F. (2021). Antecedent and Consequents of Eco-Innovation for Sustainability: Generations’ Perceptions in Brazil and Portugal. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 7(1), e0280. https://doi.org/10.26668/businessreview/2022.v7i1.280