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Sustainability 2016, 8(5), 425; doi:10.3390/su8050425

The Influencing Factors of Enterprise Sustainable Innovation: An Empirical Study

School of Information Technology, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, No. 168, East Shuanggang Road, Changbei, Nanchang 330013, China
Academic Editor: Giuseppe Ioppolo
Received: 11 January 2016 / Revised: 7 April 2016 / Accepted: 25 April 2016 / Published: 29 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Sustainable innovation is the inexhaustible source of development of enterprises. Within fierce market competition, only by depending on continuous innovation can an enterprise exist and develop. By conducting an exploratory factor analysis and a confirmatory factor analysis, this paper proposes a theoretical model, dividing enterprise sustainable innovation ability into three aspects: knowledge innovation capability, production innovation capability, and market innovation capability, and analyzes the influencing factors respectively. Finally, applying this theoretical model to a practical case, with system dynamics method, the simulation results show that they are consistent with real enterprise facts. Therefore, the framework of determinants of sustainable innovation built in this paper has already been verified theoretically and practically. It not only lays a theoretical foundation for further research, but also provides a clear ground for firms to improve their sustainable innovation. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; innovation; influence factor; system dynamics sustainability; innovation; influence factor; system dynamics
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