The purpose of this study is to explore the green innovation evolution in coal enterprises in China and the various driving mechanisms influenced by government regulations, enterprise resource capability and supply chain integration.
This paper uses the innovation data of coal enterprises in China for constructing a model to infer how enterprises achieve green innovation (the “hybrid drive effect model”).
This paper shows that various driving modes of green innovation in an enterprise are influenced by government regulations, enterprise resource and capability, supply chain integration and the interaction effects between any two actors.
By examining the evolution process of green innovation in a specific industry from the perspectives of exploitative and exploratory innovation, the paper touches a relatively novel view on green innovation.
The Research was supported by National Natural Science foundation of China (Grant No. 71774105) and Humanities and Social Sciences Funding Project of Ministry of Education in China (Project No. 17YJA63004), Shanxi Provincial Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, China (Grant No. JGB2016-2), Shanxi Provincial Science and Technology Department, China (Grant No. 2017041033-5) and China Scholarship Council (Project No. 201708140194).
Zhou, L. and Cao, C. (2020), "The hybrid drive effects of green innovation in Chinese coal enterprises: an empirical study", Kybernetes, Vol. 49 No. 2, pp. 362-383. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-10-2018-0529
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