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CITAS Lecture Series | Exports and outward Foreign Direct Investment as drivers of eco-innovations: An analysis based on Spanish manufacturing firms (Celia Torrecillas Bautista)

The literature about the drivers of eco-innovation has pointed out the importance of internationalization processes. This study explores the relationship between two international strategies -Exports and Outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)- over eco-innovations differentiating by type of innovation (product and process) and the degree of novelty (radical and incremental). We use a sample of Spanish Manufacturing firms, applying GMM estimations in the period 2008-2016. Results show different effects of learning by internationalization depending on the mode of internationalization and the type of eco-innovation. Specifically, effects of outward FDI for the different types of eco-innovations are lower, and take longer to materialize in eco-innovations than exports effects.

Prof. Dr. Celia Torrecillas Bautista is in Regensburg as a visiting fellow throughout July 2022. She is interim Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid. She was awarded a doctorate in Social and Legal Studies in the faculty of International Economics at the University of Jaén. She has a Masters in Economics and Innovation Management and postgraduate degree in legal practice from the Complutense University of Madrid. Before that she graduated in Business Administration and Management from the University of Jaén and the University of Dundee (Scotland). In Regensburg, she will be collaborating with partners at the Forschungszentrum Spanien (CEH) at UR, as well as with colleagues in the business and economics departments of IOS and UR. She has an office in the Romance Studies department and looks forward to networking with colleagues in Regensburg. You are welcome to contact her at celiatorrecillas@ucm.es.

The lecture series is organized with the Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World


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