Innovation for Green Industrialisation


Innovation for Green Industrialisation: An Empirical Assessment of Innovation in Ethiopia’s Cement, Leather and Textile Sectors


The empirical studies investigating the nexus between green innovation systems and industrialisation in developing countries are limited. Based on nine semi-structured interviews and a survey of 117 firms, this article assesses sectoral systems of innovation in Ethiopia’s cement, leather and textile sectors, with a view to understanding their functioning toward supporting green industrialisation. Results revealed low rates of product and process innovations among firms in Ethiopia.