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Environmental Strategies for Industry : International Perspectives On Research Needs And Policy Implications - Kurt Fischer

Environmental Strategies for Industry

International Perspectives On Research Needs And Policy Implications

By: Kurt Fischer (Editor), Johan Schot (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1993
ISBN: 9781559631938
Number Of Pages: 399

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Many large firms and multinational corporations are beginning to develop innovative environmental strategies. Businesses have found that sound environmental policies can actually enhance economic competitiveness and increase market share. Rather than simply focusing on regulatory compliance and crisis management, many firms are moving toward greater internalization of environmental goals.
Environmental Strategies for Industry provides case studies that explore the recent patterns and trends in firm behavior. The book is organized into various sections: theoretical perspectives to study and explain how companies are dealing with environmental challenges; data, compiled from large surveys, on company behavior and the driving forces behind these changes; and an analysis of three important driving forces - the public, the government, and the industrial market - and their influence on companies' business strategies.
This book improves our understanding of the way large firms make decisions on environmental issues and is an important contribution to the literature on industrial compliance and environmental business strategies.

Introduction: The Greening of the Industrial Firmp. 3
The Meaning of Greening: A Plea for Organizational Theoryp. 37
Toward Greening in the Executive Suitep. 63
An Economic Analysis of Cleaner Technology: Theory and Evidencep. 79
Corporate Strategies for a Sustainable Futurep. 117
The Greening of the Board Room: How German Companies Are Dealing with Environmental Issuesp. 147
The Myth of Best Practices: The Context Dependence of Two High-performing Waste Reduction Programsp. 167
Responsible Care: Trust, Credibility, and Environmental Managementp. 201
Corporate Management of Chemical Accident Risksp. 227
Toward a Tailor-made Process of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production: Results and Implications of the PRISMA Projectp. 245
Understanding Technological Responses of Industrial Firms to Environmental Problems: Implications for Government Policyp. 277
Environmental Comakership Among Firms as a Cornerstone in the Striving for Sustainable Developmentp. 311
Forces Shaping the Development and Use of Product Stewardship in the Private Sectorp. 329
Solving the Automobile Shredder Waste Problem: Cooperation Among Firms in the Automotive Industryp. 343
Conclusion: Research Needs and Policy Implicationsp. 369
Indexp. 375
About the Contributorsp. 385
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ISBN: 9781559631938
ISBN-10: 1559631937
Series: Greening of Industry Network
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 399
Published: 1st May 1993
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 4