Jacobian Spillovers in Environmental Technological Proximity: The Role of Mahalanobis Index on European Patents within the Triad

MPRA Paper No. 77274

21 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2017

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Luigi Aldieri

Parthenope University - Department of Business and Economic Studies

Maxim Kotsemir

National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Concetto Paolo Vinci

University of Naples Federico II

Date Written: March 11, 2017

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of Jacobian externalities stemmed from different technological sectors for international firms engaged both in environmental and in dirty activities. Firms’ innovation, measured, as the development of new patents, is a key factor behind the achievement of desired economic performances. Empirical literature usually deals with the integration between ecological efficiency and product value enhancement. The results of these studies lead to the lack of integrated innovation adoption behind environmental productivity performance.

In this work, we analyse the integration between more environmental goals in an original way, by applying different methodologies to compute technological proximity, based on the Mahalanobis approach. To this end, we use information from 240 large international firms, located in three economic areas: USA, Japan and Europe and we select their environmental and dirty patents from European Patent Office data.

Keywords: Innovation, Economics, International Firms, Technology Spillovers, Environmental Relatedness, Technological Proximity, Patents

JEL Classification: O32, O33, Q5

Suggested Citation

Aldieri, Luigi and Kotsemir, Maxim and Vinci, Concetto Paolo, Jacobian Spillovers in Environmental Technological Proximity: The Role of Mahalanobis Index on European Patents within the Triad (March 11, 2017). MPRA Paper No. 77274. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2931340 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2931340

Luigi Aldieri

Parthenope University - Department of Business and Economic Studies ( email )

Via Generale Parisi 13
Naples, 80133
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.disae.uniparthenope.it

Maxim Kotsemir (Contact Author)

National Research University - Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, RI Moscow 119017
Russia

HOME PAGE: http://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/11252958

Concetto Paolo Vinci

University of Naples Federico II ( email )

Via Amm. F. Acton, 38
80133 Naples, Caserta 80133
Italy

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