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|Title:||Demand-pull and environmental innovations: estimating the effects of innovative public procurement|
|Citation:||TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING vol. 125 p. 178-187|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This paper contributes to the emerging literature on the adoption of environmental innovation, by investigating the so far unexplored role of public demand in stimulating “greener” production choices. Specifically, the role of innovative public procurement in driving the adoption and diffusion of sustainable manufacturing technologies is analysed. Results, based on firm level data in 28 European countries, Switzerland and the US, are obtained through non-parametric matching techniques. Those outline the crucial role of innovative public procurement for the uptake of environmental innovations. This confirms the relevance of such policy instrument in allowing countries to achieve a decarbonized and sustainable growth path which is compatible with competitiveness goals.|
|JRC Directorate:||Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities|
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