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The Impact of Innovation Activities on Employment in the Environmental Sector – Empirical Results for Germany at the Firm Level

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  • Horbach Jens

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The paper explores employment effects of environmental product innovations at the firm level. Whereas there are many studies analysing this relationship for general innovations, studies for the environmental sector are still rare.On the background of high political attention connected with hopeful employment perspectives, a separate analysis of this sector in comparison to other, non-environmental fields seems to be very important.

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  • Horbach Jens, 2010. "The Impact of Innovation Activities on Employment in the Environmental Sector – Empirical Results for Germany at the Firm Level," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 230(4), pages 403-419, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:230:y:2010:i:4:p:403-419
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