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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 businesses (SMEs) undertake environmental techniques? have they got the required inner competence? Is any aid provided by means of exterior events (i.e. community involvement)? What are the coverage implications? This publication is predicated on huge fieldwork, carried out in 4 conventional business sectors: offset printing, electroplating, fabric completing, and business portray. The paintings was once conducted in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the united kingdom. Twenty company-based case reviews have been analyzed and a mobile survey was once performed between 527 businesses. for this reason, the Innovation Triangle got here to be formulated, that's provided the following, defining and mixing the determinants of SME innovativeness. The Innovation Triangle distinguishes 3 significant determinants of innovativeness: company competence, environmental orientation, and community involvement. The Innovation Triangle permits one to diagnose present environmental and innovation rules, indicating which coverage measures should be powerful in expanding the adoption of environmentally pleasant applied sciences, permitting environmental goals to be achieved.

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In particular , industry-specific conditions or technology-spec ific policies may explain why certain technologies are being introduced. 2 Aim of the case studies The aim of the empirical study was to discover how SMEs use their internal competences and network relations to adopt environmentally relevant innovations and whether we can identify general patterns and variations in the way competences and network relations determine environmental innovation processes in SMEs. , 1995). This points to a need to carry out more in-depth analyses of how SMEs adopt cleaner technologies.

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