FACTORS AFFECTING ECO-INNOVATION IN LATVIA

Auzina, A.; Licite, L.; Jankova, L.
Abstract:
Since 2007, eco-innovation has been a focus in the European Union. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme aimed to support eco-innovation initiatives among small and medium enterprises and enhance their competitiveness. In Latvia, a small number of enterprises are engaged in the field of environmental technologies and eco-innovation. The low awareness of the general public about green growth potential limits the demand for eco-innovative products and makes the ecoinnovation sector a weak business niche in Latvia. The research aims to identify and examine the key factors conducive to and hindering eco-innovation development in Latvia. To achieve the aim, the following research methods were employed: monographic, statistical analysis and quantitative and qualitative analysis. Information sources used: specialised economic literature, research papers, and scientific conference proceedings from the databases: EBSCO, Science Direct and Scopus, as well as the European Union’s legal acts and directives, the national legal framework and statistical data of Eurostat, the OECD and other international institutions.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
eco-innovation; factors hindering eco-innovation; factors conducive to ecoinnovation.
Volume:
19
SGEM Book title:
19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2019
Book number:
5.3
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
Pages:
343-350
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
30 June - 6 July, 2019
ISBN:
978-619-7408-86-7
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2019, 30 June - 6 July, 2019
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2019/5.3/S21.043
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