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Measuring Green Growth Efficiency for Chinese Manufacturing Industries

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Faculty of Management and Economics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
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Sino-Us Global Logistics Institute (SUGLI), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
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Department of Management and Law Faculty of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editor: Umberto Berardi
Sustainability 2017, 9(4), 637; https://doi.org/10.3390/su9040637
Received: 13 March 2017 / Revised: 12 April 2017 / Accepted: 13 April 2017 / Published: 18 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
As a pillar industry in supporting Chinese economy, Chinese manufacturing industry consumes a large amount of energy and causes serious environmental pollutants. Better understanding the greening level of manufacturing industry is important to promote its green growth. Hence first this study, measures the green growth efficiency for Chinese manufacturing industries by applying the EBM measuring model; second, to better understand the differences and similarity in green growth among those industries, this study categorizes those industries into different types by using cluster analysis. The result shows that within the past nine years, green growth efficiency value for Chinese manufacturing industries rises steadily year by year, and Chinese manufacturing industries have huge promotion potentials in resource saving and environment pollutant reduction. And the characteristics of each different type are analyzed. Finally, policies and suggestions are put forward to promote the green growth of manufacturing industries in China. This study objectively evaluates the green growth level of Chinese manufacturing industry, which is helpful to understand the status quo and also explore green growth path for Chinese manufacturing industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: manufacturing industry; green growth; EBM model manufacturing industry; green growth; EBM model
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Qu, Y.; Yu, Y.; Appolloni, A.; Li, M.; Liu, Y. Measuring Green Growth Efficiency for Chinese Manufacturing Industries. Sustainability 2017, 9, 637. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9040637

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Qu Y, Yu Y, Appolloni A, Li M, Liu Y. Measuring Green Growth Efficiency for Chinese Manufacturing Industries. Sustainability. 2017; 9(4):637. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9040637

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Qu, Ying; Yu, Ying; Appolloni, Andrea; Li, Mengru; Liu, Yue. 2017. "Measuring Green Growth Efficiency for Chinese Manufacturing Industries" Sustainability 9, no. 4: 637. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9040637

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