This research set out to understand the role of sources of information and the proximity of types of partners in the relationship between the firm’s use of open innovation practices and the adoption of environmental process innovations. We test our hypotheses using data from the European Manufacturing Survey of Dutch manufacturing firms. The results show that firms that use more open innovation practices, more external information sources or cooperate with international science-based partners also adopt more environmental process innovations. No support was found for the synergy effects of firms using all of these three practices. These results imply open innovation practices appear to affect environmental process innovation, but that using external sources of information and working with science-based partners are more important complements. The results offer firms more options to choose from and point governments to incentives for firms to invest in these practices to facilitate the transition to a circular economy.
|Title of host publication||Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy|
|Editors||Siri Jakobsen, Thomas Lauvås, Francesco Quatraro, Einar Rasmussen, Marianne Steinmo|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Electronic)|| 9781800373099|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Dec 2021|
|Series||Research Handbooks in Business and Management series|