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Specialization, diversification and environmental technology life-cycle

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  • Nicoló Barbieri
  • François Perruchas
  • Davide Consoli

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The paper analyses whether and to what extent regional related and unrelated variety matter for the development of green technology, and whether their influence differs over the technology life-cycle. Using patent and socio-economic data on a thirty- year (1980-2009) panel of US States, our study finds that unrelated variety is a positive predictor of green innovative activities. When unpacked over the life cycle, we find that unrelated variety is the main driver of green technology development in early stages while related variety becomes more prominent as the technology enters into maturity.

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  • Nicoló Barbieri & François Perruchas & Davide Consoli, 2018. "Specialization, diversification and environmental technology life-cycle," Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1838, Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography, revised Oct 2018.
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    1. Artur Santoalha & Ron Boschma, 2019. "Diversifying in green technologies in European regions: does political support matter?," Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1922, Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography, revised Jun 2019.
    2. François Perruchas & Davide Consoli & Nicolò Barbieri, 2019. "Specialisation, diversification and the ladder of green technology development," SPRU Working Paper Series 2019-07, SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School.
    3. Ron Boschma, 2018. "The geographical dimension of structural change," Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1839, Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography, revised Nov 2018.

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    Keywords

    Green technology; Technology life-cycle; Regional Diversification;

    JEL classification:

    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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