Disentangling Specific Subsets of Innovations: A Micro-Econometric Analysis of their Determinants

CER-ETH Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, Working Paper No. 08/100

24 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2008 Last revised: 23 Oct 2008

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Andreas Ziegler

ETH Zürich - Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC); University of Zurich

Date Written: October 2008

Abstract

Based on a unique firm-level data set from the German manufacturing sector, this paper disentangles environmental and non-environmental product and process innovations. The multivariate probit analysis shows that the various innovation types are determined by different factors. The estimation results suggest a policy mix which comprises the encouragement of R&D activities, certified management systems, and specific management activities referring to environmentally friendly products when the implementation of all innovation types is to be supported.

Keywords: Product and process innovations, Environmental and non-environmental innovations, Management systems, Multivariate probit models

JEL Classification: Q55, O31, O32, C35

Suggested Citation

Ziegler, Andreas, Disentangling Specific Subsets of Innovations: A Micro-Econometric Analysis of their Determinants (October 2008). CER-ETH Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich, Working Paper No. 08/100, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1284995 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1284995

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