The influence of eco-innovation supply chain practices on business eco-efficiency
AbstractThis paper aims to study the influence of eco-innovation practices on eco-efficiency of business, which embraces environmental and economic performance. Four hypotheses are drawn up based on the existing literature in green supply chain and considering the business innovation. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data on a sample of USA and Portuguese innovative organizations. Multivariate statistics and Partial Least Squares (PLS) path modelling techniques were used to test the proposed hypothesis. The statistical analysis allows to conclude that there are differences between the eco-innovation practices deployed by organizations belonging to different sectors and with different sizes. Also, it was found that the level of implementation of the different eco-innovation practices by organizations influence the eco-efficiency of businesses.
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Date of creation: 17 Nov 2012
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Eco-innovation; eco-efficiency; economic performance; environmental performance;
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- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
- C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
- M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
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- NEP-ALL-2012-12-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2012-12-06 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EFF-2012-12-06 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-ENV-2012-12-06 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-INO-2012-12-06 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2012-12-06 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2012-12-06 (Small Business Management)
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