The impact of environmental regulation on the competitiveness of firms and industries remains a hot topic. Since the formulation of the Porter hypothesis, scholars from different research areas have tried to confirm or deny it. However, despite a vast literature engaging this debate, it remains unclear whether and under what conditions the hypothesis could be considered valid. We believe that this is due to the need to consider some additional factors. The aim of this review is to propose additional and significant themes, namely value appropriation and pollution intensity, to be considered when examining the impact of environmental regulation on the innovation and profitability of firms. Results show that the validity of the Porter hypothesis cannot be proved in any condition, but at the same time, there are additional factors that have a relevant influence on that construct, which can lead to a validation or rejection of the hypothesis.

RETHINKING THE PORTER HYPOTHESIS: THE UNDERAPPRECIATED IMPORTANCE OF VALUE APPROPRIATION AND POLLUTION INTENSITY / Petroni, Giorgio; Bigliardi, Barbara; Galati, Francesco. - In: THE REVIEW OF POLICY RESEARCH. - ISSN 1541-1338. - 36:1(2019), pp. 121-140. [10.1111/ropr.12317]

RETHINKING THE PORTER HYPOTHESIS: THE UNDERAPPRECIATED IMPORTANCE OF VALUE APPROPRIATION AND POLLUTION INTENSITY

Giorgio Petroni;Barbara Bigliardi
;
Francesco Galati
2019

Abstract

The impact of environmental regulation on the competitiveness of firms and industries remains a hot topic. Since the formulation of the Porter hypothesis, scholars from different research areas have tried to confirm or deny it. However, despite a vast literature engaging this debate, it remains unclear whether and under what conditions the hypothesis could be considered valid. We believe that this is due to the need to consider some additional factors. The aim of this review is to propose additional and significant themes, namely value appropriation and pollution intensity, to be considered when examining the impact of environmental regulation on the innovation and profitability of firms. Results show that the validity of the Porter hypothesis cannot be proved in any condition, but at the same time, there are additional factors that have a relevant influence on that construct, which can lead to a validation or rejection of the hypothesis.
RETHINKING THE PORTER HYPOTHESIS: THE UNDERAPPRECIATED IMPORTANCE OF VALUE APPROPRIATION AND POLLUTION INTENSITY / Petroni, Giorgio; Bigliardi, Barbara; Galati, Francesco. - In: THE REVIEW OF POLICY RESEARCH. - ISSN 1541-1338. - 36:1(2019), pp. 121-140. [10.1111/ropr.12317]
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