publication . Research . Article . 2016

Organisational change and the productivity effects of green technology adoption

Hanna Hottenrott; Sascha Rexhäuser; Reinhilde Veugelers;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) Düsseldorf
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
© 2016 Elsevier B.V.. This study investigates induced productivity effects of firms introducing new environmental technologies. The literature on within-firm organisational change and productivity suggests that firms can achieve higher productivity gains from adopting new technologies if they adapt their organisational structures. Such complementarity effects may be of particular importance for the adoption of greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement technologies. The adoption of these technologies is often induced by public authorities to limit the social costs of climate change, whereas the private returns are much less obvious. This study finds empirical support for co...
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free text keywords: D23, O33, O32, Q55, L23, D24, technical change, environmental innovation, organisational change, productivity, ddc:330, Complementarity (molecular biology), Emerging technologies, Business economics, Industrial organization, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Environmental studies, Empirical research, Human resource management, Greenhouse gas
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