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The Influence Factors on the Activation of Environmental Innovations in Manufacturing Firms
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  • Journal title : Korean Management Science Review
  • Volume 32, Issue 3,  2015, pp.71-89
  • Publisher : The Korean Operations and Management Science Society
  • DOI : 10.7737/KMSR.2015.32.3.071
 Title & Authors
The Influence Factors on the Activation of Environmental Innovations in Manufacturing Firms
Choe, Jong-min;
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This research empirically investigated the influence factors on the activation of environmental innovations (EI) in Korean manufacturing firms. In this study, external factors (compulsory demand, government regulation, normative pressure and imitative pressure) and internal factors (environmental resources, top management support, integration of environmental tasks, capabilities of environmental personnel, and environmental strategy/environmental management systems) were totally considered. The results of a multiple regression analysis showed that influence factors such as top management support, environmental resources and integration of environmental tasks have a significant and positive impact on levels of EI. However, the effects of external factors were not statistically significant. We also examined whether capabilities of environmental personnel as well as environmental resources, which are directly related with degrees of EI, have a moderating impact on relationships between other internal factors and levels of EI. With a subgroup analysis, the moderating role of abilities of environmental personnel were empirically confirmed. Through a multiple regression analysis, the direct effects of external factors on the adoption or construction of internal factors were demonstrated. The effects of government regulation, normative pressure and imitative pressure on internal factors were significant and positive. It was also found that external factors have indirect effects on EI through internal factors. Finally, the results of multiple regression analyses indicated that EI positively influences the achievement of environmental competitive benefits, and environmental competitive advantages can improve the organizational performance of a firm.
Environmental Innovations;External Factors;Environmental Competitive Advantages;Internal Factors;Organizational Performance;
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