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Title: The process of innovation as a determinant factor of sustainable development in companies

Authors: Jorge Carro-Suárez; Susana Sarmiento-Paredes; Genoveva Rosano-Ortega; Jaime Garnica-González; Carlos Arturo Vega-Lebrún

Addresses: Department of Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, 90180, Mexico ' Faculty of Economics-Administrative Sciences, Autonomous University of Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, 90000, Mexico ' Vice Chancellor of Postgraduate Studies and Research, UPAEP University, Puebla, 72410, Mexico ' Institute of Basic Sciences and Engineering, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Pachuca de Soto Hidalgo, 42000, Mexico ' Vice Chancellor of Postgraduate Studies and Research, UPAEP University, Puebla, 72410, Mexico

Abstract: At present, to compete openly in global markets, two concepts are needed to generate competitive advantages: innovation and sustainability. Several studies have presented strategies to relate them. However, a model that promotes the sustainability dimensions through innovation focused on an integral recognition is needed. The aim of this research is to determine the influence of innovation factors on a sustainable development model. The methodology consisted of analysing and selecting a published model of the innovation process as well as one model of sustainable development to identify the correlation between them. For this purpose, an instrument of analysis was designed and was applied in the ceramic coating sector in Tlaxcala, Mexico. The information obtained was analysed by means of statistical analysis. The results showed significant correlations and a model of Innovation-Sustainable Development was proposed, concluding that the model represents a new way to promote sustainability through a culture of innovation.

Keywords: innovation process factors; sustainable development dimensions; innovation and sustainable development model; correlation analysis; regression analysis; ceramic coating industry; ceramic tile industry; ceramic coating sector; culture of innovation; companies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2021.111552

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.15 No.1, pp.100 - 125

Received: 08 Aug 2018
Accepted: 18 Jun 2019

Published online: 19 Oct 2020 *

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