Bioeconomy, Innovation and New Development Models
The bioeconomy is not only based on the substitution of raw materials and technologies, but on a diversity of development models and economic growth regimes. This special issue of Innovations / Journal of Innovation Economics & Management will therefore allow the reader to explore the latest social science research aimed at providing new insights into the complexity of such a paradigm. Authors provide an overall picture of the multifaceted and complex nature of the ongoing transition out of a carbon-based economy and into a circular and biobased one. Required changes span from radical technological improvements, to new business organizational models, improved consumer behaviours and new societal configurations - just to mention a few. This will involve a plurality of stakeholders, interest groups and industry actors that, at various levels, will influence the processes and outcomes.