Innovation for sustainability : seeking water solutions in an urban environment

Matthews, Judy H. (2008) Innovation for sustainability : seeking water solutions in an urban environment. In 16th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting and Management (PBFEAM) Conference - Innovation for a Sustainable Future: Visions for 2020, 2- 4 July 2008, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

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Organisations have been encouraged to innovate to obtain competitive advantage. Much of our understanding about innovation focuses on developing new products, new markets or new business models. The relatively recent focus on sustainability and sustainable development are beginning to align private and public organisations towards innovation for sustainability. Multiple stakeholders including companies, governments, communities and individuals investigate and experiment with sustainable practices around energy generation and use and water use. This paper focuses on initiatives related to sustainable practices around the issue of water and its use in an urban environment. We contend that initiatives and innovation from multiple stakeholders are more likely to lead to sustainable development and practices.

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ID Code: 15773
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: innovation, sustainability, stakeholders
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Judy H. Matthews
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:45

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