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Modern Management Review (dawna nazwa: Zarządzanie i Marketing)

Modern Management Review
(dawna nazwa: Zarządzanie i Marketing)
23 (4/2016), DOI: 10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.50

POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE ECO-INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION IN SMALL ENTERPRISES

Agnieszka OCIEPA-KUBICKA, T. NITKIEWICZ, P. PACHURA, B. SKOWRON-GRABOWSKA
Submitted by: Paweł Perz

DOI: 10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.50

Abstract

An analysis of the levels of innovation leads to the conclusion that, still, a big problem, especially for small businesses, is the cost of their implementation. This statement is reflected in the results of quantitative and qualitative research that was presented in the article. Poor financial situation of enterprises, especially small and medium-sized, fragmented financing projects in the field of environmental protection, unstable financial conditions, lack of marketing skills and the fear and reluctance to bear the risks associated with taking innovative projects are fundamental barriers to the introduction of eco-innovation. Among the institutional barriers the following are observed: substantive and systemic weaknesses in the effective use of aid funds, and insufficient knowledge about patents, copyright, etc. It should be emphasized that small companies, introducing new solutions, depend to a large extent on the attitude of the entrepreneur. It is the entrepreneur who bears the burden of creating ideas, stimulating the employees to be active and preparing the company to implement innovative solutions.

The analysis of the literature indicates that in order to overcome barriers to the implementation of eco-innovation, action should be taken primarily in terms of raising the awareness of the need for eco-innovation. Proper environmental management also requires new instruments and procedures to improve the introduction of the environmentally friendly solutions by entrepreneurs.

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About this Article

TITLE:
POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE ECO-INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION IN SMALL ENTERPRISES

AUTHORS:
Agnieszka OCIEPA-KUBICKA (1)
T. NITKIEWICZ (2)
P. PACHURA (3)
B. SKOWRON-GRABOWSKA (4)

AUTHORS AFFILIATIONS:
(1) Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa
(2) Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa
(3) Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa
(4) Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa

SUBMITTED BY:
Paweł Perz

JOURNAL:
Modern Management Review
23 (4/2016)

KEY WORDS AND PHRASES:
innovation, small businesses, barriers, environmental management, pro-ecological actions

FULL TEXT:
http://doi.prz.edu.pl/pl/pdf/zim/263

DOI:
10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.50

URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.7862/rz.2016.mmr.50

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