Next Article in Journal
COVID-19: A Relook at Healthcare Systems and Aged Populations
Next Article in Special Issue
Biodegradation of Bioplastic Using Anaerobic Digestion at Retention Time as per Industrial Biogas Plant and International Norms
Previous Article in Journal
Pro-Environmental Organizational Culture: Its Essence and a Concept for Its Operationalization
Previous Article in Special Issue
Circular Economy Practices and Strategies in Public Sector Organizations: An Integrative Review
Open AccessArticle

The Evaluation and Promotion Path of Green Innovation Performance in Chinese Pollution-Intensive Industry

by Caiming Wang 1 and Jian Li 1,2,*
1
School of Management, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300384, China
2
School of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2020, 12(10), 4198; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12104198
Received: 8 April 2020 / Revised: 6 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 20 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Circular Economy and Sustainable Strategies)
Innovation driven green development has become the key to realizing the transformation and upgrading of pollution-intensive industries and the improvement of economic quality and efficiency in the new era. Based on the identification of pollution-intensive industries, this study evaluated the green innovation performance of Chinese pollution-intensive industry from 2014 to 2018 from two dimensions of transformation efficiency (static) and productivity (dynamic) using the SBM-Undesirable model and the Malmquist–Luenberger productivity index. The results found that: First, there is still a potential for 21.7% improvement in the transformation efficiency of green innovation in pollution-intensive industries, the productivity is increasing and presents a dynamic evolution characteristic of “Λ” shape and industry heterogeneity exists in both the transformation efficiency and productivity. Second, if energy conservation and pollution emissions reduction are not considered, the transformation efficiency of green innovation will be underestimated by 6.3 percentage points and the productivity overestimated by 1.3 percentage points. Finally, pollution-intensive industries can improve green innovation performance from three paths: Unilateral, stepping and jumping. Based on the research conclusions, to better promote the green transformation of Chinese pollution-intensive industries, we recommend increased investment in scientific research to promote the application and promotion of green technologies; strengthen the level of supervision and management to flexibly make use of environmental regulations; and change the concept of policy implementation to explore the diversity and complementarity of green innovation policies. View Full-Text
Keywords: pollution-intensive industry; green innovation; green innovation performance; SBM-undesirable model; Malmquist–Luenberger productivity index pollution-intensive industry; green innovation; green innovation performance; SBM-undesirable model; Malmquist–Luenberger productivity index
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Wang, C.; Li, J. The Evaluation and Promotion Path of Green Innovation Performance in Chinese Pollution-Intensive Industry. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4198.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop