Title: Building the capacity for sustainable innovation in the Amazon region

Authors: Flávio de São Pedro Filho; Váldeson Amaro Lima; José Moreira Da Silva Neto; Carlos André Da Silva Muller; Gleimiria Batista Da Costa

Addresses: Postgraduate Program in Administration, Federal University of Rondonia (UNIR), BR 364, km 9,5 – Zona, Rural, CEP: 76800-000, Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil ' Postgraduate Program in Administration, Federal University of Rondonia (UNIR), BR 364, km 9,5 – Zona, Rural, CEP: 76800-000, Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil ' Postgraduate Program in Administration, Federal University of Rondonia (UNIR), BR 364, km 9,5 – Zona, Rural, CEP: 76800-000, Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil ' Postgraduate Program in Administration, Federal University of Rondonia (UNIR), BR 364, km 9,5 – Zona, Rural, CEP: 76800-000, Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil ' Postgraduate Program in Administration, Federal University of Rondonia (UNIR), BR 364, km 9,5 – Zona, Rural, CEP: 76800-000, Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil

Abstract: This essay is oriented by Schumpeter's theory of economic development. It includes the concepts of personal mastery, of creative attrition and other significant definitions of the innovation process. The general goal is to create methodological tools for building the capacity for sustainable innovation. The method of content analysis is applied with collaboration from a focus group composed of citizens engaged in long-term sustainability in the Amazon region. As a result, we can identify the importance of diagnosis as the initial step in the process of strategic intervention for sustainable innovation with the elements required for this. The conclusion points to the need to involvement the Amazon people, in particular the local entrepreneurs, geared towards training focused on creativity. Programs and policies are required how a condition for allowing the social actors to contribute by their attitude to the many general benefits that would result.

Keywords: Amazon; capacity building; creativity; innovation; management; sustainability; innovation management; innovative intervention; sustainable innovation; innovation in the Amazon; methodology for innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2017.085246

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2017 Vol.22 No.1, pp.23 - 43

Received: 19 Aug 2015
Accepted: 10 Jan 2016

Published online: 07 Jul 2017 *

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