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Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 2045; doi:10.3390/su9112045

Company Strategies for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A Conceptual Model

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Department of Values, Technology & Innovation, Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management, TU Delft, 2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands
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Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, TU Delft, 2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands
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Department of Science Education & Communication, Faculty of Applied Sciences, TU Delft, 2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands
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National Institute for Public Health and the Environment; 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands, pim.klaassen@rivm.nl
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Athena Institute, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Received: 30 June 2017 / Revised: 29 September 2017 / Accepted: 6 November 2017 / Published: 8 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Industry)
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Abstract

Responsible research and innovation (RRI) has become an important topic in the academic community and in policy circles, but it has not yet been systematically included in the innovation process of companies. We discuss how companies can integrate RRI into their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies and business strategy. To this end, we developed a conceptual model that links a company’s RRI strategy to its context, and that helps to translate the RRI strategy into activities that result in RRI outcomes. We also propose a process for developing company-specific RRI key performance indicators (KPIs) that can support companies to measure RRI outcomes. View Full-Text
Keywords: responsible research and innovation (RRI); corporate social responsibility (CSR); business strategy; key performance indicators (KPIs); ethics; acceptance; pilot; industry; code of conduct; innovation responsible research and innovation (RRI); corporate social responsibility (CSR); business strategy; key performance indicators (KPIs); ethics; acceptance; pilot; industry; code of conduct; innovation
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van de Poel, I.; Asveld, L.; Flipse, S.; Klaassen, P.; Scholten, V.; Yaghmaei, E. Company Strategies for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A Conceptual Model. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2045.

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