FEEM working papers "Note di lavoro" series
1999 .018

The Influence of Environmental Policy on Innovative Behaviour: An Econometric Study


Authors: Jens Hemmelskamp
Series: Economy and Society
Editor: Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano
Type: Book
Keywords: Determinants of innovation,Environmental innovation,Environmental policy,Environmental standards,Environmental taxes,Firms
JEL n.: Q58,O31,L21
JEL: Internationalization of the Economy, Environmental Problems and New Policy Options
Published in: Springer
Date: 2002

Abstract

The paper examines the determinants that influence the environmental innovation behaviour of companies in Germany in a multivariate context by using data from the Mannheimer Innovations panel 1993, which was part of the Community Innovation Survey. The objective is to analyse the general structures of the determinants of environmental innovation, as well as the specific impact of environmental policy instruments as an integral part of this framework. The pressure of environmental policy instruments on the innovation behaviour of companies is reproduced by indicators, which are investigated in a written survey at the level of the German Chambers of Commerce.

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