A framework for sustainable technological innovation capability: a research and policy direction

Shepherd Dhliwayo, Abdella Kosa Chebo

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Purpose: This study aims to examine the dimensions of technological innovation capability (TIC) and associated factors from the perspectives of sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: The authors have systematically reviewed publications by synthesizing and comparing the findings and arguments from previous studies. Findings: The study locates a wide-ranging advance of sustainable TIC as a construct by demonstrating the leading dimensions and key factors interrelated to the sustainable TIC. The foremost IC that has been addressed includes process, product, marketing, R&D and knowledge ICs. Research limitations/implications: Future research should test the extent of the contribution of TIC in intensifying the determining factors toward enhancing performance and sustainability. Besides, the undermined external aspects such as social responsibility and the natural environment should be addressed by future researchers to develop a comprehensive sustainable TIC. Originality/value: This study reviews the various researches in the subject matter of sustainable TIC to show the developments as well as to provide comprehensive understandings in the subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-871
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Journal of Innovation Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2024


  • Competitive advantage
  • Innovation capability
  • Performance
  • Sustainability
  • Technological

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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