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Environmental tax, SME financing constraint and innovation: Evidence from OECD countries

Environmental tax, SME financing constraint and innovation: Evidence from OECD countries
Environmental tax, SME financing constraint and innovation: Evidence from OECD countries
This paper examines the impact of an environmental tax on SME innovation and how SME financing constraint moderates this relationship. Given the paucity of research on the implications of financing constraint on SMEs’ green innovative activities, the study adopts cross-country panel data to investigate the impact of environmental tax on SME’s innovative activities across 24 OECD countries for the period 2000-2019. Results from our study indicate that an increase in environmental tax leads to a decrease in SME innovation. Further, we also find that financing constraint positively moderates the relationship between environmental tax and SME innovation. Our findings shed new light on the theoretical and practical implications of financing constraint on SMEs’ green innovative activities.
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Tingbani, Ishmael
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Salia, Samuel
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Tingbani, Ishmael, Salia, Samuel, Hussain, Javid and Yahaya, Alhassan (2021) Environmental tax, SME financing constraint and innovation: Evidence from OECD countries. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. (doi:10.1109/TEM.2021.3110812). (In Press)

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This paper examines the impact of an environmental tax on SME innovation and how SME financing constraint moderates this relationship. Given the paucity of research on the implications of financing constraint on SMEs’ green innovative activities, the study adopts cross-country panel data to investigate the impact of environmental tax on SME’s innovative activities across 24 OECD countries for the period 2000-2019. Results from our study indicate that an increase in environmental tax leads to a decrease in SME innovation. Further, we also find that financing constraint positively moderates the relationship between environmental tax and SME innovation. Our findings shed new light on the theoretical and practical implications of financing constraint on SMEs’ green innovative activities.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 September 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 451385
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/451385
ISSN: 0018-9391
PURE UUID: 81ac61d7-9796-4a13-8075-9154ac4c959d
ORCID for Ishmael Tingbani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4012-1224

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Date deposited: 23 Sep 2021 16:30
Last modified: 16 Oct 2021 04:01

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Author: Samuel Salia
Author: Javid Hussain
Author: Alhassan Yahaya

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