Dr Effie Kesidou is an Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research focuses on the economics of innovation, in particular, the effect of regulation and capabilities upon environmental innovations. By considering not only technological but also organizational forms of environmental innovations (environmental management systems), she examines the impact of these corporate environmental/social responsibility practices upon economic and environmental performance. She has published her work in Research Policy, Ecological Economics, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, World Development, Journal of Environmental Management, Business History, Business Strategy and the Environment, European Journal of Development Research, and Industry and Innovation. Her research has received funding by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and by the Universities of Nottingham and Leeds.