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Innovation input, governance and climate change: evidence from emerging countries

Innovation input, governance and climate change: evidence from emerging countries
Innovation input, governance and climate change: evidence from emerging countries
This study sheds light on the extent to which innovation input influences CO2 emissions and how country-level governance factors may moderate this relationship. The sample for the study consists of CO2 emissions per capita from 29 emerging countries and 725 country-year observations. We find a negative relationship between innovation input and CO2 emissions, suggesting that countries that invest in innovation combat climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. By separating the sample into low and high innovative countries, the results show that reduction of CO2 emissions is more pronounced in countries with high innovation input. We further establish that country-level governance factors, including political stability, government effectiveness, regulation quality, rule of law and control of corruption all negatively moderate the effects of innovation input on CO2 emissions. Our findings shed new light on the theoretical and practical implications of innovation and country-level governance on climate change initiatives. Keywords: Innovation input, country-level governance, CO2 emission, climate change, emerging countries
CO emission, Climate change, Country-level governance, Emerging countries, Innovation input
0040-1625
Afrifa, Godfred Adjappong
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Tingbani, Ishmael
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Tingbani, Ishmael
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Yamoah, Fred
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Appiah, Gloria
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Afrifa, Godfred Adjappong, Tingbani, Ishmael, Yamoah, Fred and Appiah, Gloria (2020) Innovation input, governance and climate change: evidence from emerging countries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 161, [120256]. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120256).

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This study sheds light on the extent to which innovation input influences CO2 emissions and how country-level governance factors may moderate this relationship. The sample for the study consists of CO2 emissions per capita from 29 emerging countries and 725 country-year observations. We find a negative relationship between innovation input and CO2 emissions, suggesting that countries that invest in innovation combat climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. By separating the sample into low and high innovative countries, the results show that reduction of CO2 emissions is more pronounced in countries with high innovation input. We further establish that country-level governance factors, including political stability, government effectiveness, regulation quality, rule of law and control of corruption all negatively moderate the effects of innovation input on CO2 emissions. Our findings shed new light on the theoretical and practical implications of innovation and country-level governance on climate change initiatives. Keywords: Innovation input, country-level governance, CO2 emission, climate change, emerging countries

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 August 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 August 2020
Published date: December 2020
Keywords: CO emission, Climate change, Country-level governance, Emerging countries, Innovation input

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Local EPrints ID: 444999
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444999
ISSN: 0040-1625
PURE UUID: 7e4d2702-a4ea-4a66-b546-66e13fbd207f
ORCID for Ishmael Tingbani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4012-1224

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Date deposited: 17 Nov 2020 17:39
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 03:22

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Author: Godfred Adjappong Afrifa
Author: Fred Yamoah
Author: Gloria Appiah

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