As can be seen in the following figure, publications on green innovation (and related terms) started to grow after 1990. Until 2011 we had identified 136 publications in peer reviewed journals related to technology and innovation management (Schiederig, Tietze, Herstatt, 2012).
Our literature review presented in Schiederig, Tietze, Herstatt (2012) published in R&D Management (42, 2) identified a number of contributions with particular relevance for the field. Among them I can particularly recommend:
Ambec, S. and P. Lanoie (2008). „Does it pay to be green? A systematic overview.“ The Academy of Management Perspectives (formerly The Academy of Management Executive – AMP) 22(4): 45-62.
Horbach, J. (2008). „Determinants of environmental innovation–New evidence from German panel data sources.“ Research policy 37(1): 163-173.
Rennings, K. (2000). Redefining innovation–eco-innovation research and the contribution from ecological economics. Ecological economics, Elsevier.
Porter, M. E. and C. Van der Linde (1995). „Toward a new conception of the environment-competitiveness relationship.“ The Journal of Economic Perspectives 9(4): 97-118.