The Employment Impact of Cleaner Production on the Firm Level : Empirical Evidence from a Survey in Five European Countries


Rennings, Klaus ; Zwick, Thomas


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/507
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-5076
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2001
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
Classification: JEL: J23 O33 Q50 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Beschäftigungsentwicklung , Innovation , Arbeitsmarktpolitik
Abstract: This paper analyses the determinants of employment reactions of firms when environmental innovations have been carried out. It differentiates hereby between employment increases and decreases. The data stem from a telephone survey covering more than 1500 firms in five European countries that have introduced environmental innovations recently. Environmentally beneficial product and service innovations create jobs in contrast to process innovations. Employment changes occur in the wake of major innovations only and especially in small firms and firms with positive sales expectations. While innovations purely motivated by environmental goals tend not to have employment effects, cost reductions envisaged by environmental innovations reduce employment. We detect skill biased technological change of environmental innovations. Environmental innovations have a small but positive effect on employment on the firm level. Thus, environmental support programmes do not counteract labour market policy. A further shift from end-of-pipe technologies to cleaner production, especially towards product and service innovations, would be beneficial for the environment and creates jobs.
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