Disentangling Specific Subsets of Innovations : A Micro-Econometric Analysis of their Determinants
AbstractBased on a unique firm-level data set from the German manufacturing sector, this paper disentangles environmental and non-environmental product and process innovations. The multivariate probit analysis shows that the various innovation types are determined by different factors. The estimation results suggest a policy mix which comprises the encouragement of R&D activities, certified management systems, and specific management activities referring to environmentally friendly products when the implementation of all innovation types is to be supported.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH) at ETH Zurich in its series CER-ETH Economics working paper series with number 08/100.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2008
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Product and process innovations; Environmental and non-environmental innovations; Management systems; Multivariate probit models;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
- C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-10-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2008-10-28 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENV-2008-10-28 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-INO-2008-10-28 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2008-10-28 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-MIC-2008-10-28 (Microeconomics)
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