Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry: From Ethical Acceptability to Social Desirability

Author: Lukasz Nazarko

Type of publication: Book chapter

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a synthesis of the current body of knowledge on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as an emerging paradigm and a novel approach to governing science and innovation with the aim of making them ethically acceptable and socially desirable. The text focuses on RRI relevance not only as a new framework research and innovation policy but also as a novel expression of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in enterprises engaged in technological innovation. Theoretical and practical issues concerning the link between RRI and CSR are studied. Additionally, an approach based on Future-Oriented Technology Assessment is proposed as a practical mechanism of advancing RRI in an enterprise or a whole sector.

L. Nazarko (2019) Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry: from Ethical Acceptability to Social Desirability. In: P. Golińska, M. Spychala (Eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility in the Manufacturing and Services Sectors. EcoProduction (Environmental Issues in Logistics and Manufacturing), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-33851-9