Can institutional forces create competitive advantage? An empirical examination of environmental innovation

Pascual Berrone, Liliana Gelabert, Andrea Fosfuri, Luis R. Gomez-Mejia

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Abstract

We examine institutional pressures as antecedents of environmental innovation. Drawing on institutional theory and resourced-based view of the firm, we argue that regulatory and normative forces influence the firms' propensity to innovate in environmental-related projects. Furthermore, we suggest that these relationships are contingent to the availability and specificity of the firms' resources. Our contention was tested using environmental patents and citations of 340 publicly traded firms from polluting industries in the U.S. Results suggest that institutional pressures can be a source of competitive advantage and regulatory forces are more strongly associated with environmental innovations when specific assets are present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2008Aug 13 2008

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Other68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period8/8/088/13/08

Keywords

  • Environmental innovation
  • Institutional theory
  • Resource-based view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Berrone, P., Gelabert, L., Fosfuri, A., & Gomez-Mejia, L. R. (2008). Can institutional forces create competitive advantage? An empirical examination of environmental innovation. Paper presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2008, Anaheim, CA, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2008.33628987