From energy saving technologies to green product innovation: evidence from the European Manufacturing Survey

Green manufacturers and an understanding of their differentiating characteristics and environmental and economic performance when applying green practices are at the centre of this doctoral thesis. The focus is set around this particular group of companies, firstly, in the implementation of energy- and material-saving technologies in production processes and, secondly, in the innovation of new products that have a positive impact on the environment when in use or when disposing of them. This original dual vision covers two strategic societal issues, namely environment and innovation. The aim is to provide policy makers with new knowledge to promote energy efficiency, green manufacturing and green product innovation. The evidence is based on the European Manufacturing Survey(EMS), mainly the Spanish one. To achieve the research objectives, the results are presented in the form of five studies that have been published in indexed journals or as a book chapter or presented in international conferences ​
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