A Review of Eco-Innovations and Exports Interrelationship, with Special Reference to International Agrifood Supply Chains
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Author/sGalera-Quiles, María del Carmen; Piedra-Muñoz, Laura; Galdeano-Gómez, Emilio; Carreño-Ortega, Angel
Growing environmental awareness in recent years has led to greater efforts by companies and governments to promote eco-innovation, which is becoming an increasingly competitive factor in international supply chains. However, the interrelationships between exports and eco-innovation have not yet been studied in sufficient depth. As such, the purpose of this work is to analyze the influence that exists between these two variables, both at a business or micro level and at a country/region or macro level, and the most influential factors, such as country of origin and sector of activity, among others. To this end, 60 publications have been reviewed from 1996 to 2019 from a global perspective, to analyze the characteristics that define them and both the existing relationship and impact generated by the two variables being studied within international supply chains. The results show that, in general, there is a positive bidirectional relationship, influenced by several factors, such as socia...
international supply chains