The Determinants and Effects of Environmental Product Innovations

17 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2004 Last revised: 9 Jun 2014

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Katharina Türpitz

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

The aim of the Integrated Product Policy (IPP) is to promote product-related eco-innovations. These, in turn, depend on both support for the development of environmentally-friendly products and stimulation of demand for such products. However, it is companies that play the crucial role in the ecological optimisation of products as it is they who - during the R&D phase - determine the basic environmental characteristics for the product utilisation and disposal phases. This paper therefore examines the main determinants and effects of environmental product innovations, including several case studies of companies in the German manufacturing sector.

Keywords: Integrated product policy (IPP), environmentally-friendly product innovations, innovation

JEL Classification: L10, O33, O32

Suggested Citation

Türpitz, Katharina, The Determinants and Effects of Environmental Product Innovations (2004). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 04-002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=555955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.555955

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