International Comparative Analysis of Institutions for the Creation of Green Innovation

Research Project , Research Report 2002

Masaru YARIME Research Center for Advanced Economic Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Yasunori BABA Research Center for Advanced Economic Engineering, the University of Tokyo

Abstract

In our attempt to establish sustainable development at the global level, it is expected that green innovation in industry will play a crucial role. In this research, we made a comparative study on the effects of environmental policy and relevant institutions on technological change in the chemical process industry in Japan and Europe. It is important to make decisions on green innovation strategies at the firm level, taking into account the differences in policy and institutional conditions unique to each region.

Keywords:

green innovation, environmental policy, institution, chemical process industry