Call for Chapters- Innovation for Sustainability: Business transformations towards a better world

Series: Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business in association with Future Earth

The aim of this edited book is to provide an overview of the main dimensions, challenges and opportunities of sustainable innovation. Combining work from researchers active in different academic fields, it will also include contributions from professionals and entrepreneurs who work with sustainable innovation. The book will be an edited volume in which the chapters are written by researchers, as well as experienced experts, to understand and implement sustainable innovation projects.

It aims to be a “solutions-driven” analysis and we welcome proposals fostering sustainable innovation towards a better world. Different chapters should be reflective and involve also a critical understanding of the challenges that need to be solved. This book aims to be a key resource for Master students, PhD student, MBAs, but also scholars, practitioners and decision makers wanting to gain essential advanced knowledge about the field of sustainable innovation. Key topics are the analysis of different approaches to sustainable innovation, sustainable business model innovation, strategy and leadership, corporate responsibility and philanthropy, measurement and assessment mechanisms, impacts, tools and methods.

Aiming to provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges in relation to sustainable innovation, recommended topics include but are not limited to: classification and foundations of sustainable innovation, sustainable business model innovation, circular economy, philanthropy, strategic sustainability and innovation, leadership for sustainability, sustainability entrepreneurs, sustainable intrapreneurship, assessing the novelty and impact of sustainable innovation and business models, ethical issues in sustainable innovation, sustainability and technology, embedding environmental and social aspects in organizations, and sustainable business experimentation.

Contact for Proposals

Researchers and practitioners individually or in teams are invited to submit on or before September 18, 2017, a 2-3 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the topic and content of the proposed chapter (max. 1000 words including all). This can be delivered in the form of an extended abstract including initial outcomes, frameworks or tools and methods proposed, which may be visualized. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified about the status of their proposals as soon as possible (latest at 29 September) and at stage they will receive further chapter guidelines. Inquiries and submissions can be sent electronically (Word document) by mail to the editorial team to the address



Nancy Bocken, Lund University

Paavo Ritala, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Laura Albareda, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Robert Verburg, Delft University of Technology