nep-cse New Economics Papers
on Economics of Strategic Management
Issue of 2022‒05‒30
four papers chosen by
João José de Matos Ferreira
Universidade da Beira Interior

  1. Research on the accumulation effect model of technological innovation in textile industry based on chaos theory By Xiangtai Zuo
  2. Quantifying knowledge spillovers from advances in negative emissions technologies By Giorgio Tripodi; Francesco Lamperti; Roberto Mavilia; Andrea Mina; Francesca Chiaromonte; Fabrizio Lillo
  3. Green Growth By Anna Valero
  4. Riding Out the COVID-19 Storm: How Government Policies Affect SMEs in China By Joy Chen; Zijun Cheng; Robin Kaiji Gong; Jinlin Li

  1. By: Xiangtai Zuo
    Abstract: Technological innovation is one of the most important variables in the evolution of the textile industry system. As the innovation process changes, so does the degree of technological diffusion and the state of competitive equilibrium in the textile industry system, and this leads to fluctuations in the economic growth of the industry system. The fluctuations resulting from the role of innovation are complex, irregular and imperfectly cyclical. The study of the chaos model of the accumulation of innovation in the evolution of the textile industry can help to provide theoretical guidance for technological innovation in the textile industry, and can help to provide suggestions for the interaction between the government and the textile enterprises themselves. It is found that reasonable government regulation parameters contribute to the accelerated accumulation of innovation in the textile industry.
    Date: 2022–04
  2. By: Giorgio Tripodi; Francesco Lamperti; Roberto Mavilia; Andrea Mina; Francesca Chiaromonte; Fabrizio Lillo
    Abstract: Negative emissions technologies (NETs) feature prominently in most scenarios that halt climate change and deliver on the Paris Agreement's temperature goal. As of today, however, their maturity and desirability are highly debated. Since the social value of new technologies depends on how novel knowledge fuels practical solutions, we take an innovation network perspective to quantify the multidimensional nature of knowledge spillovers generated by twenty years of research in NETs. In particular, we evaluate the likelihood that scientific advances across eight NET domains stimulate (i) further production of knowledge, (ii) technological innovation, and (iii) policy discussion. Taking as counterfactual scientific advances not related to NETs, we show that NETs-related research generates overall significant, positive knowledge spillovers within science and from science to technology and policy. At the same time, stark differences exist across carbon removal solutions. For example, the ability to turn scientific advances in NETs into technological developments is a nearly exclusively feature of Direct Air Capture (DAC), while Bio-energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) lags behind. Conversely, BECCS and Blue Carbon (BC) have gained relative momentum in the policy and public debate, vis-Ã -vis limited spillovers from advances in DAC to policy. Moreover, both scientific advances and collaborations cluster geographically by type of NET, which might affect large-scale diffusion. Finally, our results suggest the existence of coordination gaps between NET-related science, technology, and policy.
    Keywords: Climate change mitigation; Negative emissions technologies; Carbon dioxide removal; Innovation; Knowledge spillovers; Data mining; Networks.
    Date: 2022–05–27
  3. By: Anna Valero
    Abstract: Many countries have plans for a "green recovery" from the pandemic, in which the invention and diffusion of "clean" technologies and practices are central. How can environmental and broader industrial policies be combined to achieve growth that is strong, sustainable and inclusive? Economists study what drives innovation and growth - and how these can be steered towards delivering a zero-carbon future.
    Keywords: environment, industrial policies, , Productivity, growth
    Date: 2021–09–10
  4. By: Joy Chen (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business); Zijun Cheng (National School of Development, Peking University); Robin Kaiji Gong (Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology); Jinlin Li (National School of Development, Peking University and Harvard Kennedy School)
    Abstract: Based on a nationally representative survey on SMEs in China, we study the impact of government policy interventions on SMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings are three-fold. First, regional and local lock-down policies decrease SMEs' incidence of reopening and delay their expected reopening in the near future, likely by reducing consumer demand. Second, stabilization policies in the form of payment deferrals and exemptions significantly improve SMEs' cash flows and further stimulate their operational recovery. This effect is more pronounced for firms with larger shares of high-skilled employees. Last, financial support policies do not appear to be effective in alleviating SMEs' cash constraints or encouraging the reopening of small businesses, potentially due to difficulties in accessing policy-oriented loans and misallocation of credit. Our findings shed new light on the policy debates on supporting SMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Keywords: COVID-19, Policy, China, SME
    JEL: D22 H71 H81 L23
    Date: 2020–07

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