Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st International Conference on Business Management

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Management, Technological Innovation and Environmental Benefits in French Manufacturing Firms
Fabrice Galia

Last modified: 22-12-2015

Abstract


This paper aims at studying the benefits of forms of innovations on the environment. Using two waves of Community Innovation Survey - CIS datasets, we are able to investigate the impact of four forms of innovations (Product, Process, Organizational and Marketing) during the 2004-2006 period on two types of environmental benefits (for the firm and for the end user) during the period 2006-2008. Our findings indicate that product innovation as no significant impact on environmental footprint whereas three other forms: process, organizational and marketing innovations have a positive and significant impact. Companies that implement specific procedures dedicated to measure and control their environmental impact are more prone to reduce their negative outcomes on the environment.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ICBM.2015.1286


Keywords


Environmental Innovation; Forms of Innovation; Determinants; Empirical analysis; France

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