From less promising to green? : technological opportunities and their role in (green) ICT innovation


Cecere, Grazia ; Rexhäuser, Sascha ; Schulte, Patrick


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/40525
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-405258
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 15-091
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Keywords (English): Technological opportunities , innovation , information and communication technology (ICT) , green ICT , firm-level patent data , dynamic count data model
Abstract: This paper aims to shed light on the role of technological opportunities for green innovation by studying the case of Green ICT innovation. We test two hypotheses: (1) Firms active in low-opportunity technological areas are less innovative; (2) Firms active in low-opportunity technological areas are more likely to change their direction of technical change. To do so, we construct a firm-level panel data set for the years 1992-2009 combining patent data from the European Patent Office with firm-level data from the German Innovation Panel (Mannheim Innovation Panel). The results are based on dynamic count data estimation models applying General Methods of Moments estimators. Our results support our hypotheses: firms active in low-opportunity technological areas are less innovative but are more likely to switch from pure ICT innovation to Green ICT innovation.

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Cecere, Grazia ; Rexhäuser, Sascha ; Schulte, Patrick (2015) From less promising to green? : technological opportunities and their role in (green) ICT innovation. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 15-091 [Working paper]
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