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Sustainable Production through Innovation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Baltic Sea Region

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Author(s): Valdas Arbačiauskas | Jurgita Gaižiūnienė | Asta Laurinkevičiūtė | Sigita Židonienė

Journal: Environmental Research, Engineering and Management
ISSN 1392-1649

Volume: 51;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: sustainable industrial development | sustainable production | eco-innovation

ABSTRACT
This article provides brief information about the international project SPIN (Sustainable Productionthrough Innovation in SMEs) that is under implementation in the Baltic Sea region to intensify ecoinnovationdevelopment and implementation. It presents initial findings from the study conducted in theframework of this project, particularly, an overview of the SME sector (including the structure of the SMEsector, contribution of SMEs to the national economy and the situation concerning innovationimplementation) in Lithuania as well as the framework situation concerning eco-innovation development andimplementation (including available financial support). The key SME needs in development andimplementation of eco-innovations are also discussed in the article.

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