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FIRM OWNERSHIP AND GREEN PATENTS. DOES FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN BUSINESS MATTER?

Francesco Aiello (), Paola Cardamone (), Lidia Mannarino () and Valeria Pupo ()
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Paola Cardamone: Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza "Giovanni Anania" - DESF, Università della Calabria
Lidia Mannarino: Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza "Giovanni Anania" - DESF, Università della Calabria
Valeria Pupo: Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza "Giovanni Anania" - DESF, Università della Calabria

No 201904, Working Papers from Università della Calabria, Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza "Giovanni Anania" - DESF

Abstract: This paper investigates how family and non-family firms differ in terms of their capability to introduce environmental innovation, which is measured by green patents. The analysis is carried out using a large patenting data set related to the inventions produced by about 4200 Italian manufacturing firms over the period 2009–2017. The results show that family firms are less likely than non-family firms to implement innovations in green technologies. Moreover, the role played by the stock of knowledge and the environmental management system certification differs across firm type.

Keywords: eco-innovation; green patent; family firms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 C23 G34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cfn, nep-cse, nep-ene, nep-ent, nep-env, nep-ino, nep-sbm and nep-tid
Date: 2019-03
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