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A Survey of the Literature on Environmental Innovation Based on Main Path Analysis

Nicolò Barbieri (), Claudia Ghisetti (), Marianna Gilli, Giovanni Marin () and Francesco Nicolli ()

No 715, SEEDS Working Papers from SEEDS, Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies

Abstract: This paper reviews the literature on environmental innovation (EI) and systematizes it by means of an original methodology identifying the main directions in which the literature on EI has developed over time. In order to do so, two algorithms are adopted and used to analyze a citation network of journal articles and books. The main path analysis reveals that this literature revolves around the following topics: i) determinants of EI; ii) economic effects of EI; iii) environmental effects of EI; and iv) policy inducement in EI. Each of these topics is discussed and implications from the main findings as well as possible future research extensions are outlined.

Keywords: Environmental Innovations; Green Technologies; Citation Network Analysis; Main Path Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O32 Q55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-env, nep-hme, nep-ino and nep-res
Date: 2015-04, Revised 2015-04
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