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Supply-Side Determinants of Energy Consumption and Efficiency (ECE) Innovations


O'Brien, KR and Torugsa, N, Supply-Side Determinants of Energy Consumption and Efficiency (ECE) Innovations, XXII ISPIM Conference , Jun 12 2011. Hamburg, Germany: International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)., 12-15 June 2011, Hamburg, Germany ISBN 9789522650924 (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


This paper empirically analyses the supply-side determinants of eco-innovations related to Energy Consumption or Efficiency (ECE) for electricity and other energy sources. Using preliminary firm-level data from a 201 0 survey of innovation activity in Tasmania (a regional economy and state of Australia), a multinomial discrete choice model is employed to test the research hypotheses. The analysis shows the positive association between technological and organisational capabilities and ECE outcomes in electricity and other energy sources, with a specific effect from investment in external R&D. We also find differences in sectoral technological opportunities for ECE innovation and a positive effect for finn structure and size. Our contribution is to show thc importance of supply-side factors on EeE innovation outcomes and draw attention to their potential policy relevance.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Energy consumption and efficiency; eco-innovations, technological capabilities;
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Innovation management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Technological and organisational innovation
UTAS Author:O'Brien, KR (Mr Kieran O'Brien)
UTAS Author:Torugsa, N (Dr Ann Torugsa)
ID Code:75838
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2012-02-17
Last Modified:2012-10-05

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