Eco-environmental footprint and value chains of technology MNEs operating in emerging economies

Rexford Attah-Boakye, Kweku Adams, Honglan Yu, Serge Koukpaki

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Drawing from signalling theory and the multinational global value chain (GVC) literature, this study examines a critical question “does the adoption of eco-friendly technology improve firm value?”. 0In addressing this question, we test a panel dataset for 633 technology multinational enterprises (TMNEs) operating in 15 emerging economies and covering ten years from 2009 to 2019. This paper provides new insight into the increasing CO2 emission concerns, especially from the emerging economies and household consumption perspectives. Our study reveals that the adoption of eco-friendly technology by TMNE’s global value chains (GVC) operations will lead to an increase in firm value and increase total environmental spending. Consequently, CO2 footprints in emerging countries will be reduced. Our findings are robust, controlling for several firm-level and country-level variables in our analysis. The practical, managerial and policy implications of our study are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStrategic Change
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Dec 2021


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