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Eco-innovation practices: actors, actions, resources and value


Cristina Mele and Tiziana Russo Spena

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The paper was published at the 28th IMP-conference in Rome, Italy in 2012.


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This paper focuses on ICT business to understand eco-innovation practices as encompassing the efforts of project networks to fulfil environmental responsibilities. The research approach to ICT analysis extends beyond the more traditional issues of ecologically sound company operations and sustainable ICT use. The question posed by the research serves to frame eco-innovation practices within project networks. We identify four practices: cleaning the ICT landscape, saving energy, connecting life and work, and enhancing the efficiency of processes. Using a methodological framework based on the practice approach, we discuss the main elements of practices, including actions, actors, resources and value.