Does competition from China encourage green practises?
: evidence from Portugal

  • Maria Dias Pereira da Costa (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


China's expanding range and quality of exports is a major ongoing trend in the global economy with potentially far-reaching implications. In this research I investigate whether firms’ sectors subject to greater competition from Chinese imports are more likely to go green. Using a questionnaire database from the Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), the analysis focuses on Portuguese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) between 2010 and 2017. Evidence suggests that companies actually seem to go “brown” when facing increased competition.
Date of Award27 Apr 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorGeraldo Cerqueiro (Supervisor)


  • Sustainability
  • Green practices
  • Import penetration ratio
  • China
  • Multiple linear regression models


  • Mestrado em Finanças

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