Ecological Innovation Efforts and Performances: An Empirical Analysis


KULA F. , ÜNLÜ F.

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION, ss.221-250, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-030-06001-5_9
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.221-250

Özet

The negative effects caused by global warming and climate change have increased the need for production technologies in decreasing environmental costs. This need has brought up the eco-innovation concept. Eco-innovation policies are the main priority of the European Union in ensuring a sustainable development and in the process of cyclical economy transformation. This chapter aims to investigate the relative eco-innovation efforts and performances of the European Union countries. In order to measure the eco-innovation performances of community members by the European Union, "eco-innovation index" has been published by calculating eco-innovation scoreboard since 2010. The 16 indicators gathered from different data sources are grouped into five thematic areas (eco-innovation inputs, eco-innovation activities, eco-innovation outputs, resource efficiency outputs and socioeconomic outputs). These variables indicate the efforts and performances of the European Union countries in terms of eco-innovation. In other words, eco-innovation inputs and ecoinnovation activities are used as a proxy for eco-innovation efforts. Eco-innovation outputs, resource efficiency outputs and socioeconomic outputs are used as a proxy eco-innovation performance. Cluster analysis and discriminant analysis were used to determine the relative eco-innovation efforts and performances of the European Union countries. The results show that EU countries have different performance levels in terms of eco-innovation efforts.