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Inovação e Sustentabilidade: Novos Modelos e Proposições

José Carlos Barbieri, Isabella Freitas Gouveia de Vasconcelos, Tales Andreassi and Flávio Carvalho de Vasconcelos

RAE - Revista de Administração de Empresas, 2010, vol. 50, issue 2

Abstract: This theoretical paper has as main objective to analyze the relation between sustainability and innovation, taking as reference the institutional theory. Thus, the paper initially examines the issue of sustainable development, from a historical dimension of evolution of the topic. After that, we explored the theme of institutionalization of sustainable development, suggesting that the prominence of sustainable development can be explained by institutional theory, more specifically by the concept of symbolic efficiency of Meyer and Rowan (1991). The paper then analyzes the concept of sustainable innovative organizations. Finally, the relationship between sustainability and innovation is analyzed, highlighting the importance that the company innovates considering the three dimensions of sustainability - social, environmental and economic.

Date: 2010
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