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The role of environmental regulation of the home country in enhancing innovation performance of Chinese EMNEs

Du, Quanyang; Li, Zhongyuan; Yang, Tianle; Du, Min; Chen, Suquan

Authors

Quanyang Du

Zhongyuan Li

Tianle Yang

Suquan Chen



Abstract

EMNEs pursuing for innovation performance via internationalization could be affected by the environmental regulation within a global sustainable development context. Building on the institution-based view, we study how external environmental regulations of the home country impact on the innovation performance of EMNE via internationalization. We also examine the moderation roles of OFDI entry mode choice and state ownership background of the EMNEs in this framework. Using a sample of 2313 FDI activities by Chinese EMNEs during the period of 2000-2018, we find that the environmental regulations of the home country is positively related to the innovation performance of the EMNEs via internationalization. Compared with greenfields, the entry mode of acquisition strengthens the positive relativeness between the environmental regulations and innovation performance of EMNEs. This tendency is more significant in the developed host countries compared with the
developing ones. In addition, it is found that compared with state-owned EMNEs, the effects of environmental regulation on the innovation performance are more significant in non-state-owned firms. Our research sheds light in the IB research areas in understanding between the institution and innovation performance of MNEs by identifying unique roles of environmental regulations of the home countries and the state ownership background of the EMNEs during the internationalization process.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name International Congress of Energy, Economy and Security (ENSCON '21)
Start Date Nov 13, 2021
End Date Nov 14, 2021
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2021
Online Publication Date Nov 28, 2021
Publication Date Nov 28, 2021
Deposit Date Nov 29, 2022
Pages 36-56
Book Title International Congress of Energy, Economy and Security: Proceedings Book
Keywords Environmental regulation; Innovation performance; FDI entry mode; State ownership
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2967816