EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Information communication technologies and environmental innovations in firms: joint adoptions and productivity effects

Davide Antonioli (), Grazia Cecere () and Massimiliano Mazzanti ()

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2018, vol. 61, issue 11, 1905-1933

Abstract: Information communication technology (ICT) and environmental innovation (EI) are relevant waves of the ongoing technological revolution. We study the complementarity in innovation adoption to test the research hypothesis that the higher the diffusion and intensity of usage of ICT and EI, the higher a firm's productivity performance might be. However, it is not certain that the use of different innovations stemming from different innovation paths generates higher productivity. To test our hypothesis, we use original survey data concerning manufacturing firms in Northeast Italy including detailed information on both ICT and EI. Empirical evidence shows that there are still wide margins to improve the integration between EI and ICT in order to exploit their potential benefits on productivity. The awareness of specific synergies seems to mainly characterise the heavy polluting firms that are subject to more stringent environmental constraints, while some trade-offs tend to emerge for the remaining firms.

Date: 2018
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/09640568.2017.1401528 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
Working Paper: Information communication technologies and environmental innovations in firms: joint adoptions and productivity effects (2018)
Working Paper: Information communication technologies and environmental innovations in firms: joint adoptions and productivity effects (2018) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:61:y:2018:i:11:p:1905-1933

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/CJEP20

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management is currently edited by Dr Neil Powe, Dr Ken Willis and George Bill Page

More articles in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management from Taylor & Francis Journals
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Chris Longhurst ().

 
Page updated 2019-11-08
Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:61:y:2018:i:11:p:1905-1933