Int. J. of Sustainable Society   »   2011 Vol.3, No.3

 

 

Title: Technological innovation management for sustainable development and competitiveness in the internationalisation context

 

Author: Clandia Maffini Gomes, Isak Kruglianskas, Flavia Luciane Scherer, Flavio Hourneaux Junior

 

Addresses:
Departamento de Ciencias Administrativas, Santa Maria Federal University, Floriano Peixoto, 1184, Santa Maria – RS 97015700, Brazil.
Faculdade de Economia, Administracao e Contabilidade, Sao Paulo University, Luciano Gualberto, 908, Sao Paulo – SP 05508, Brazil.
Departamento de Ciencias Administrativas, Santa Maria Federal University, Floriano Peixoto, 1184, Santa Maria – RS 97015700, Brazil.
Faculdade de Economia, Administracao e Contabilidade, Sao Paulo University, Luciano Gualberto, 908, Sao Paulo – SP 05508, Brazil

 

Abstract: The study seeks to understand how management practices of technological innovation that take social and environmental responsibility into account influence the internationalisation process of companies. The case study approach was chosen as our research method. The data were obtained by means of semi-structured interviews held at a Brazilian firm operating in the machinery and equipment sector. We sought to identify the main technological management practices that showed commitment to sustainable development. The results suggest that the company's international success and high degree of competitiveness are based on its offering innovative technology solutions that show a commitment to the environment. The study identifies important elements to an emerging knowledge area in the field of management sciences.

 

Keywords: technological innovation; innovation management; sustainable development; competitiveness; Brazil; internationalisation; sustainability; technology management; machinery and equipment industry.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2011.041270

 

Int. J. of Sustainable Society, 2011 Vol.3, No.3, pp.312 - 326

 

Available online: 15 Jul 2011

 

 

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