Policy Instruments for Eco-Innovation in Asian Countries
AbstractEco-innovation globally emerged as an effort to implement sustainable development. States and firms established and implemented policies and strategies for eco-innovation as one route to achieving sustainable development. Eco-innovation has been facilitated in developed countries, specifically OECD members and European countries, through action plans. Recently, eco-innovation policies have emerged in developing countries. Thus, this study analyzes eco-innovation policies in Asian countries. Policies related to eco-innovation in 17 Asian countries were investigated using policy instrument categories. National policies for eco-innovation were interpreted and compared with development stage classifications. The results indicate that there are similar and different policy approaches to eco-innovation in Asian countries. Given the balance between a technology push (supply side) and a market pull (demand side) in policy instruments for eco-innovation, 17 countries were identified by four categories: leaders, followers, loungers, and laggards. The results provide insight for designing national strategies for eco-innovation in Asia’s developing countries. Therefore, this research contributes to facilitating and diffusing eco-innovation toward sustainability in Asia. View Full-Text
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Jang, E.K.; Park, M.S.; Roh, T.W.; Han, K.J. Policy Instruments for Eco-Innovation in Asian Countries. Sustainability 2015, 7, 12586-12614.
Jang EK, Park MS, Roh TW, Han KJ. Policy Instruments for Eco-Innovation in Asian Countries. Sustainability. 2015; 7(9):12586-12614.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jang, Eun K.; Park, Mi S.; Roh, Tae W.; Han, Ki J. 2015. "Policy Instruments for Eco-Innovation in Asian Countries." Sustainability 7, no. 9: 12586-12614.