Technology, Management and Input Choices to Increase Abatement and Output

Donna Ramirez Harrington


A firm’s environmental performance and productivity result from decisions regarding input use and technological and management abatement strategy adoption. Using a sample of chemical using/manufacturing/emitting facilities, how these choices are made and their impacts on output and abatement are examined. Not only are technological and management strategy adoption driven by different motives, adoption of a management system discourages technological strategy adoption in the succeeding period. Further, dirty input use falls with technological strategy adoption but increases with management strategy adoption. These relationships require a more judicious approach to balancing the promotion of technological and management strategies vis-a-vis dirty input choices.

  • Received December 9, 2022.
  • Accepted January 10, 2023.