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Title: Revisiting product and process innovations

Authors: Ester Martínez-Ros

Addresses: Business Administration Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, c/. Madrid, 126-128 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Since the seminal work of Utterback and Abernathy in 1975, many relevant studies have been developed around the phenomena of product and process innovations. Both activities are placed within the area of technological innovation to differentiate them from non-technological innovation such as organisational or commercial innovation carried out in a company. Traditionally, literature on innovation types has focused on the study of their determinants; however, the tendency in current studies is to introduce technological innovations related to the way innovation takes the environment into consideration onto the agenda of companies. Sustainable development and technological innovations must work together to achieve firms' competitive goals.

Keywords: product innovation; process innovation; environmental innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBE.2019.097983

International Journal of Business Environment, 2019 Vol.10 No.3, pp.270 - 280

Received: 29 Oct 2018
Accepted: 21 Nov 2018

Published online: 19 Feb 2019 *

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