Green innovations and organizational change: making better use of environmental technology


Hottenrott, Hanna ; Rexhäuser, Sascha ; Veugelers, Reinhilde


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/32400
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-324007
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 12-043
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > Zentrum für Europ. Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: D23 , O33 , O32 , Q55 , L23 , D24,
Keywords (English): Firm behavior , technical change , innovation , environmental innovation , organizational change , productivity
Abstract: The literature on within-firm organizational change and productivity suggests that firms can make more efficient use of certain technologies if complementary forms of organization are adopted. This issue may be of even greater importance for the case of greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement technologies imposed by public authority as to reduce social costs of climate change while they are not necessarily expected to increase private returns. Previous research, however, has largely neglected this aspect. Using German firm-level data, we find that organizational change increases the returns to the use of CO2 reducing technologies and that joint adoption leads to higher productivity. Without having introduced complementary organizational innovations, the adoption of CO2 reducing technologies is associated with lower productivity.

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Hottenrott, Hanna ; Rexhäuser, Sascha ; Veugelers, Reinhilde (2012) Green innovations and organizational change: making better use of environmental technology. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 12-043 [Working paper]
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