The aim this paper is to study how Catalan firms design innovative projects with the aim of reducing environments impacts. From an exhaustive sample of Catalan manufacturing firms taken from the Community Innovation Survey for the period 2008– 2015, and using a random logit model, we examine the drivers of environmental motivations for those firms that have innovated. Our empirical results suggest that regulations together with the need for efficiency through cost saving or organizational innovations, internal R&D efforts and firm characteristics such as size, are the main determinants influencing the environmental innovation strategy.

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Accepted on 11/05/18
Submitted on 26/02/18

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