The mediating role of financial performance in the relationship between green innovation and firm value: evidence from ASEAN countries

Nur Asni, Dian Agustia

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mediating role of financial performance (FP) in modelling the relationship between green innovation (GI) and firm value (FV), using ASEAN countries as sample with panel analysis. Design/methodology/approach: A panel data was collected from 374 publicly traded companies in six ASEAN countries, and was analysed using feasible general least squares (FGLS) to control heteroscedasticity and serial correlation. Findings: The findings suggest that financial performance, namely return on assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE), has a significant value in mediating the relationship between GI and FV. This illustrates that investors in the ASEAN region's capital market are more interested in the economic motivation for companies implementing GI. Other findings also provide evidence that ROA and ROE have positive and significant effects on FV. This indicates that the profitability resulting from a firm's ability to continuously innovate has a positive impact on the creation of value by manufacturing companies in the ASEAN region. Research limitations/implications: The number of observations is still relatively limited, from manufacturing companies listed on stock exchanges in the ASEAN countries. The total number of samples used in this study was 374 companies with 22.30% of the total population. Originality/value: This study combines the different types of secondary data to provide panel evidence on the mediating effect of financial performance using ROA and ROE in the relationship between green innovation and firm value, using ASEAN countries as the sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1328-1347
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Journal of Innovation Management
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • ASEAN countries
  • Financial performance
  • Firm value
  • Green innovation

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