Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability

Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Author: Yuya Kajikawa
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216736

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Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability presents a conceptual framework for designing action-oriented solutions to sustainability problems. It is an interdisciplinary examination not only of knowledge engineering, but also innovation, allowing environmental scientists to gain a better understanding of technological solutions and innovative methods. It is organized in a methodical way, first by defining sustainability and innovation, then by laying out a conceptual framework. It goes on to explore causality and systems thinking for examining a particular phenomenon, and then presents processes for analysis and design. Finally, it lays out the narrative of sustainability as well as what needs to be done in order to take action and looks to the future of sustainability and the ways in which transdisciplinary science and innovation can help us reach a sustainable society.By applying key concepts of innovation and knowledge engineering to sustainability problems, Knowledge Engineering for Innovation and Sustainability provides a structured approach to putting theory into practice for sustainable development.

Key Features

  • Offers comprehensive theory for converting knowledge to action
  • Provides practical insights for implementation in business and policy
  • Relates theory to specific cases and topics on innovation and sustainability


Researchers and practitioners in environmental science, management and policy as well as sustainability

Table of Contents

  • 1. Knowledge and Knowledge Engineering
    2. Concept and Framework
    3. Causality and System Thinking
    4. Design
    5. Meaning and Narrative
    6. Action and Network
    7. Toward a Sustainable Society

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128216736

About the Author

Yuya Kajikawa

Dr. Yuya Kajikawa is a Professor at the School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and a Professor at Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo. He is also a Visiting Professor at Strategic Innovation Office, Nagoya University. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as his Ph.D, from the University of Tokyo. His research interests include development of methodologies for technology and innovation management. He has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, which cover a variety of disciplines including engineering, information science, environmental science, and technology and innovation management. He serves as an Associate Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change (Elsevier), an Editor of Sustainability Science (Springer) and a member of editorial boards in other international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo, Japan

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