Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80830
Authors: 
Soltmann, Christian
Stucki, Tobias
Wörter, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
KOF Working Papers, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 330
Abstract: 
While recent literature has focused on explaining the determinants of green innovations, it is not well understood how such innovations affect performance. To analyse the relationship between green innovation and performance, new industry-level panel data were exploited: these include 12 OECD countries, the whole manufacturing sector and a period of 30 years. The results show that green inventions are U-shape related to performance. However, the turning point is quite high and hence only relevant for a few industries. This indicates that - given the current level of green promotion - market incentives alone are not sufficient to allow the green invention activities of industries to rise considerably.
Subjects: 
innovation
R&D
patents
environment
technological change
performance
JEL: 
O30
O34
Q55
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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