Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163063
Authors: 
Nguyen, Huu Thanh Tam
Minh, Nguyen-Khac
Quoc, Tran-Nam
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/92
Abstract: 
This is a pioneer study investigating the relationship between environmental compliance and TFP convergence for SMEs. It examines the impacts of environmental compliance, and its combination with innovation, on TFP convergence of manufacturing SMEs. We applied the dynamic panel regression method to estimate stochastic TFP. We find evidence of a Ø-convergence but a σ-divergence. Impacts of environmental practices of firms - pollution abatement and control expenditure, and environmental treatment - are only significant through their interaction with innovation. The Ø-convergence in firms' TFP is influenced by their industrial identity, while firms' size and investment have marginal impacts
Subjects: 
environmental practices
innovation
σ- and β-convergence
TFP stochastic
JEL: 
D24
O3
Q55
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-316-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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