Title: A longitudinal study of green industrial performance for the period 2000-2015

Authors: Jaime Moll De Alba; Valentin Todorov

Addresses: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna International Centre, P.O. Box 300, 1400, Vienna, Austria ' United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna International Centre, P.O. Box 300, 1400, Vienna, Austria

Abstract: This article undertakes a longitudinal study of the green industrial performance of a set of 104 economies for 2000 to 2015. Our analysis concludes that industrialised countries continue to lead green industrial performance in 2015, with Denmark, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Germany and the Czech Republic being the top performers. Selected emerging industrial economies display significant progress. Leading performers have equipped themselves with comprehensive green strategies and policies. Green industrial development seems to offer an untapped potential for developing countries. In this article, we refine an earlier version of our green industrial performance (GIP) index by using a revised definition of green products. We also use new imputation methods of missing values. Finally, our study puts forward a set of recommendations for future research.

Keywords: green industry; inclusive and sustainable development; composite index; longitudinal study.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2020.105993

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2020 Vol.16 No.2, pp.204 - 227

Received: 18 Mar 2019
Accepted: 30 Mar 2019

Published online: 17 Mar 2020 *

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