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Sustainability 2011, 3(8), 1282-1301; doi:10.3390/su3081282
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An R&D Management Framework for Eco-Technology

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Received: 28 April 2011; in revised form: 14 July 2011 / Accepted: 16 August 2011 / Published: 24 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation and Environmental Sustainability)
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Abstract: Although research and development (R&D) affects new value-added creation, including that related to environmental aspects, there is little literature dealing with the integration of R&D management and eco-value. Here, eco-value of technology is defined as the advantage of environmental competitiveness in the market. This paper proposes a framework of R&D management of eco-technology (RDMOET), consisting of: (1) future research for sustainability; (2) making an original eco-theme portfolio and roadmap; (3) gap analysis and implementation of new eco-themes; and (4) eco-value evaluation. (1) and (4) are new processes compared with conventional R&D management. Through practice at the Corporate R&D Center of Toshiba Corporation, the usefulness of the proposed framework is verified from the viewpoint of not only technological eco-innovation, but also that of organizational learning for environmental sustainability.
Keywords: R&D management; management of eco-technology; future research; eco-value evaluation; organizational learning R&D management; management of eco-technology; future research; eco-value evaluation; organizational learning
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Kobayashi, H.; Kato, M.; Maezawa, Y.; Sano, K. An R&D Management Framework for Eco-Technology. Sustainability 2011, 3, 1282-1301.

AMA Style

Kobayashi H, Kato M, Maezawa Y, Sano K. An R&D Management Framework for Eco-Technology. Sustainability. 2011; 3(8):1282-1301.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kobayashi, Hideki; Kato, Masahiro; Maezawa, Yukishige; Sano, Kenji. 2011. "An R&D Management Framework for Eco-Technology." Sustainability 3, no. 8: 1282-1301.


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