Innovation Management for Sustainable Development Practices in the Internalization Context

Clandia Maffini Gomes, Kruglianskas Isak, Scherer Flávia

Abstract


To provide new inferences on the relation between the management of technology information, sustainable development and the innovative performance of firms, a survey was carried out among Brazilian industrial enterprises with innovative characteristics. The study sought to understand how technological innovation management practices that take social and environmental responsibility into account influence firms’ internationalization process. The independent and dependent variables suggest that there is a connection between managing technology for sustainable development and innovative performance. We tried to identify the main technological management practices that reflect commitment to sustainable development. The results suggest that firms’ international success and high degree of competitiveness are based on offering innovative technology solutions that show commitment to the environment. The study identifies important elements of an emerging area of knowledge in the field of management sciences.

Keywords


Innovation management, sustainable development and internalization

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242011000200008



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