Title: Eco-innovation and sustainability performance: an empirical study on Indian manufacturing SMEs

Authors: Manvendra Pratap Singh; Arpita Chakraborty

Addresses: School of Management, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India ' Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

Abstract: Unprecedented industrialisation have mounted pressure on small firms to become sustainable in developing economies. To achieve sustainability, firms need to cultivate eco-innovation among manufacturing SMEs. The paper attempts to establish the affiliation between eco-innovation and sustainable performance among manufacturing SMEs in India. The results indicate that eco-process innovation and eco-organisational innovation have noteworthy association whereas eco-product innovation has no relationship with sustainability performance including economic, environmental and social performance.

Keywords: eco-innovation; eco-product; eco-process; eco-organisational innovation; economic sustainability; small firms; SME; India.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2021.116666

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.17 No.4, pp.497 - 512

Received: 19 Oct 2019
Accepted: 17 Apr 2020

Published online: 19 Jul 2021 *

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