Company strategies for responsible research and innovation (RRI): A conceptual model

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Responsible research and innovation (RRI) has become an important topic in the academic community and in policy circles, but it has not yet been systematically included in the innovation process of companies. We discuss how companies can integrate RRI into their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies and business strategy. To this end, we developed a conceptual model that links a company's RRI strategy to its context, and that helps to translate the RRI strategy into activities that result in RRI outcomes. We also propose a process for developing company-specific RRI key performance indicators (KPIs) that can support companies to measure RRI outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2045
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2017


  • Acceptance
  • Business strategy
  • Code of conduct
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Ethics
  • Industry
  • Innovation
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Pilot
  • Responsible research and innovation (RRI)

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