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Title: Innovation-driven industrial green development : the moderating role of regional factors
Authors: Li, Wei
Wang, Jue
Chen, Rongxiao
Xi, Yongqin
Liu, Shi Qiang
Wu, Feimei
Masoud, Mahmoud
Wu, Xueping
Keywords: Industrial Green Development
DRNTU::Social sciences::Economic development
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Li, W., Wang, J., Chen, R., Xi, Y., Liu, S. Q., Wu, F., ... Wu, X. (2019). Innovation-driven industrial green development : the moderating role of regional factors. Journal of Cleaner Production, 222344-354. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.027
Journal: Journal of Cleaner Production
Series/Report no.: Journal of Cleaner Production
Abstract: Industrial green development (IGD) is a critical response to the over-consumption of natural resources and pollution caused by modern industry. Innovation-driven IGD has generated great interest in recent years. However, relatively less attention has been paid to the various aspects of IGD and the moderating role of regional factors, including the developmental stage of IGD, government-scale, and enterprise-scale. The present study was conducted to fill these research gaps using panel data across 30 provinces in China from 2005 to 2015. The empirical results show that 1) innovation does promote IGD and is most effective in low-carbon production, followed by resource reduction, economic operation, and pollution abatement; 2) there is an inverted U-shaped relationship between the regional IGD level and the role of innovation in IGD; and 3) both government-scale and enterprise-scale contribute to the innovation-driven IGD. These findings provide new insights into the impact of innovation on IGD and may shed light on future decisions related to green development.
ISSN: 0959-6526
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.027
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Journal of Cleaner Production and is made available with permission of Elsevier.
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