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2016 | 19 | 3 | 45-67
Article title

Do Government Policies Foster Environmental Performance of Enterprises from CEE Region?

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Abstracts
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In recent years, EU countries, including these from the Central Eastern European (CEE) region has recognised, that eco-innovation should be treated as strategic priority of their economies. The aim of this paper is to present a cross-country analysis of the connection between eco-innovation and its main drivers within firms from selected CEE countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania) and Germany. The empirical part is based on micro-data for Community Innovation Survey (CIS) 2006-2008. Based on the results of stepwise regression between main policy actions sustaining innovation activity and eco-innovation performance we can conclude, that financial support for innovation activities has a rather limited role in promoting eco-innovation. At the same time enterprises from the CEE region regard environmental regulations as the most important drivers of eco-innovation. In Germany, a country ranked in the highest category in the Eco-Innovation Scoreboard, the variety of forces that influence eco-innovation is much more wide-ranging. This indicates that government actions should take a broader look and lay the more general bases fostering the model of a green growth.
Year
Volume
19
Issue
3
Pages
45-67
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Dates
published
2016-09-01
online
2016-09-24
Contributors
  • Ph.D., Warsaw School of Economics, Institute of International Management and Marketing, mlewando@sgh.waw.pl
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_1515_cer-2016-0020
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