Dr Hing Kai Chan is an Associate Professor in Operations Management. Prior to joining the Nottingham University Business School China in September 2014, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia in UK. He gained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Dr Chan has published over 100 academic articles and (co-)edited several special issues for reputable international journals. His publications appear in Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Support Systems, various IEEE Transactions, International Journal of Production Economics International Journal of Production Research, among others. He has been the co-editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems, and has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics since 2014. Dr Chan also serves as an Editorial Board Member (or similar roles) in a number of journals such as Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Online Information Review.
Policy makers and general citizens are keen on protecting the environment. For example, in December 2015, 195 countries agreed on a legally binding global climate deal in Paris. In other words, there are lots of discussions about similar environmental regulations. That being said, whether or not the pressures regarding such regulations can positively improve firm performance at the end is unclear. If not, how companies can comply with the regulations, and in the meantime achieve profit or at least maintain a good efficiency? This empirical study aims to address this issue. More specifically, it is found that green product innovation is a mediating factor between the aforementioned regulatory pressures and firm performance. It is also found that environmental dynamism is a moderating factor of the above mediating relationship. This study helps decision-makers who set up the related environmental policies by taking the aforementioned factors into account.