Environmental regulations, innovation and firm performance: a revisit of the Porter hypothesis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621940
Title:
Environmental regulations, innovation and firm performance: a revisit of the Porter hypothesis
Authors:
Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan ( 0000-0002-8861-2209 ) ; He, Qile ( 0000-0001-9906-2508 ) ; Black, Andrew; Ghobadian, Abby; Gallear, David
Abstract:
This paper examines the relationships between environmental regulations, firms' innovation and private sustainability benefits using nine case studies of UK and Chinese firms. It aims to unravel the mechanisms by which a firm's environmental behaviour in improving its private benefits of sustainability is influenced by its relationship with the government, which primarily enacts regulations to maximise public sustainability benefits in the interests of society as a whole. The paper takes its cue from the Porter hypothesis to make some broad preliminary assumptions to inform the research design. A conceptual framework was developed through inductive case studies using template analysis. The results show that depending on firms' resources and capabilities, those that adopt a more dynamic approach to respond to environmental regulations innovatively and take a proactive approach to manage their environmental performance are generally better able to reap the private benefits of sustainability.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; Coventry University; Nottingham University; University of Reading; Brunel University
Citation:
Ramanathan R., He Q., Black A., Ghobadian A., Gallear D. (2016) 'Environmental regulations, innovation and firm performance: a revisit of the Porter hypothesis', Journal of Cleaner Production 155 (2) 79-92.
Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd
Journal:
Journal of Cleaner Production
Issue Date:
24-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621940
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.08.116
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652616312641
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-6526
Sponsors:
A part of the research for this paper was supported by funding from Nottingham Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre.
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Business and management

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dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ramakrishnanen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Qileen
dc.contributor.authorBlack, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorGhobadian, Abbyen
dc.contributor.authorGallear, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T13:52:15Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T13:52:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-24-
dc.identifier.citationRamanathan R., He Q., Black A., Ghobadian A., Gallear D. (2016) 'Environmental regulations, innovation and firm performance: a revisit of the Porter hypothesis', Journal of Cleaner Production 155 (2) 79-92.en
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.08.116-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621940-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationships between environmental regulations, firms' innovation and private sustainability benefits using nine case studies of UK and Chinese firms. It aims to unravel the mechanisms by which a firm's environmental behaviour in improving its private benefits of sustainability is influenced by its relationship with the government, which primarily enacts regulations to maximise public sustainability benefits in the interests of society as a whole. The paper takes its cue from the Porter hypothesis to make some broad preliminary assumptions to inform the research design. A conceptual framework was developed through inductive case studies using template analysis. The results show that depending on firms' resources and capabilities, those that adopt a more dynamic approach to respond to environmental regulations innovatively and take a proactive approach to manage their environmental performance are generally better able to reap the private benefits of sustainability.en
dc.description.sponsorshipA part of the research for this paper was supported by funding from Nottingham Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652616312641en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectenvironmental regulationsen
dc.subjectflexibilityen
dc.subjectpublic benefits of sustainabilityen
dc.subjectprivate benefits of sustainabilityen
dc.subjectPorter hypothesisen
dc.subjectinnovationen
dc.subjectN100 Business studiesen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectsustainable businessen
dc.titleEnvironmental regulations, innovation and firm performance: a revisit of the Porter hypothesisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentCoventry Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Readingen
dc.contributor.departmentBrunel Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.date.updated2017-01-09T11:59:58Z-
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