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Green Innovation , Managerial Concern and Firm Performance: An Empirical Study

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dc.contributor.author Tang, Mingfeng
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Grace
dc.contributor.author Lerner, Daniel A.
dc.contributor.author Fitza, Markus A.
dc.contributor.author Li, Qiaohua
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-21T00:33:07Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-21T00:33:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Business strategy and the environment, 2018, Vol. 27, n° 1, pp. 39-51
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/2483
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.1981
dc.description.abstract Extant literature, while often suggesting a positive link between green innovation and firm performance, is inconclusive. Moreover, the possibly moderating role of management has not been sufficiently considered. Using a unique dataset sampling 188 manufacturing firms in China, we examine how managerial concern (for green issues) moderates the relationship between green innovation and firm performance. We find that green process innovation and green product innovation both significantly (positively) predict firm performance, when not considering managerial concern for the environment. Once managerial concern is included, we observe that it compounds the positive effect of green process innovation on firm performance - but not product innovation, which no longer explains significant unique variance in firm performance. The findings hold various implications for future research and business policy. Copyright (c) 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
dc.format.extent 12 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Green production innovation
dc.subject Green innovation
dc.subject Managerial concern
dc.subject Firm performance
dc.title Green Innovation , Managerial Concern and Firm Performance: An Empirical Study
dc.type Article


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