Managing the Responsibilities of Doing Good and Avoiding Harm in Sustainability-Orientated Innovations: Example from Agri-Tech Start-Ups in the Netherlands

Thomas B. Long*, Vincent Blok

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Abstract

Responsible innovation (RI), also termed Responsible Research and Innovation, has emerged due to increasing concern over how to integrate ethical and societal values into research and innovation policy and governance (Von Schomberg 2013), in response to questioning of the societal role of science as well as populist resurgence in some countries (Long and Blok 2017a). Within a RI approach, innovators must consider three dimensions of responsibility, including the dimensions of (1) ‘avoiding harm’ to people and the planet, (2) ‘doing good’ through the offering of innovations that foster sustainable development, and (3) the development of facilitative global governance schemes (Voegtlin and Scherer 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPutting Responsible Research and Innovation into Practice
EditorsV. Blok
PublisherSpringer
Chapter13
Pages249-272
ISBN (Electronic)9783031147104
ISBN (Print)9783031147098
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLibrary of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Volume40
ISSN (Print)1387-6678
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0323

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