Eco-innovation and economic performance in industrial clusters: evidence from Italy
AbstractThe article aims to investigate the presence of a correlation between eco-innovation and economic performance of an industrial district. The case analyzed in this article takes its cue from a study on a sample of 54 Italian industrial districts entitled "Eco-Districts" that, based on a series of criteria, has compiled a list of the most eco-efficient industrial districts. After selecting two districts in the field, but analyzed in this study for their different levels of eco-innovation, the article assesses the economic performance of the last three years through the analysis of trends in four indicators. However, the results show that only in some cases there is a connection between eco innovation and economic performance.
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Date of creation: 23 Feb 2010
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industrial clusters; industrial districts; eco-innovation; economic performance;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-01-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2011-01-16 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EFF-2011-01-16 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-ENV-2011-01-16 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2011-01-16 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-SBM-2011-01-16 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-TID-2011-01-16 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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