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dc.contributor.authorRennings, Klausen_US
dc.contributor.authorZwick, Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:55:25Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:55:25Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24427-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the determinants of employment reactions of firms when environmental innovations have been carried out. It differentiates hereby between employment increases and decreases. The data stem from a telephone survey covering more than 1500 firms in five European countries that have introduced environmental innovations recently. Environmentally beneficial product and service innovations create jobs in contrast to process innovations. Employment changes occur in the wake of major innovations only and especially in small firms and firms with positive sales expectations. While innovations purely motivated by environmental goals tend not to have employment effects, cost reductions envisaged by environmental innovations reduce employment. We detect skill biased technological change of environmental innovations. Environmental innovations have a small but positive effect on employment on the firm level. Thus, environmental support programmes do not counteract labour market policy. A further shift from end-of-pipe technologies to cleaner production, especially towards product and service innovations, would be beneficial for the environment and creates jobs.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x01-08en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.jelQ50en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEnvironmental technologiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordcleaner productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour demanden_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwUmwelttechniken_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnischer Fortschritten_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrielle Umweltbelastungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleThe employment impact of cleaner production on the firm level: empirical evidence from a survey in five European countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn855940352en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:5363-

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