Next Article in Journal
Monitoring Transboundary Water Cooperation in SDG 6.5.2: How a Critical Hydropolitics Approach Can Spot Inequitable Outcomes
Previous Article in Journal
Playing for a Sustainable Future: The Case of We Energy Game as an Educational Practice
Previous Article in Special Issue
The Impact of Innovative Technology Exploration on Firm Value Sustainability: The Case of Part Supplier Management
Article Menu
Issue 10 (October) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3641; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103641

Innovation Resilience: A New Approach for Managing Uncertainties Concerned with Sustainable Innovation

1
Business School, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing 100029, China
2
School of Management Science and Engineering, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian 116025, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 August 2018 / Revised: 6 October 2018 / Accepted: 8 October 2018 / Published: 11 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Product Innovation and Sustainability)
Full-Text   |   PDF [277 KB, uploaded 11 October 2018]

Abstract

Sustainable innovation is more complex than conventional, market-driven innovation, because companies have to consider a wide range of uncertainties concerned with the environment, society, and economics. This literature review shows that resilience is the prevailing way of thinking in the area of sustainability studies, and the main contribution of resilience to sustainability is how to deal with uncertainties. However, there seems to be a scarcity in the current literature on the conceptualization of resilience in the context of innovation. From the duality view, this paper proposes a new concept of innovation resilience based on two dimensions, stability and adaptability, which contribute to maintaining a high level of innovation efficiency, while at the same time adapting to change. The proposed innovation resilience concept attempts to provide an integration of divergent research streams—innovation management, organizational resilience, and sustainability management theory. We develop a conceptual framework that consists of a set of indicators involving the two dimensions by using multiple case studies, upon which future empirical studies can be based. View Full-Text
Keywords: uncertainty; resilience; sustainable innovation; innovation resilience uncertainty; resilience; sustainable innovation; innovation resilience
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Lv, W.-D.; Tian, D.; Wei, Y.; Xi, R.-X. Innovation Resilience: A New Approach for Managing Uncertainties Concerned with Sustainable Innovation. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3641.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top