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 Firm||p. 3|
|The Meaning of Greening: A Plea for Organizational Theory||p. 37|
|Toward Greening in the Executive Suite||p. 63|
|An Economic Analysis of Cleaner Technology: Theory and Evidence||p. 79|
|Corporate Strategies for a Sustainable Future||p. 117|
|The Greening of the Board Room: How German Companies Are Dealing with Environmental Issues||p. 147|
|The Myth of Best Practices: The Context Dependence of Two High-performing Waste Reduction Programs||p. 167|
|Responsible Care: Trust, Credibility, and Environmental Management||p. 201|
|Corporate Management of Chemical Accident Risks||p. 227|
|Toward a Tailor-made Process of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production: Results and Implications of the PRISMA Project||p. 245|
|Understanding Technological Responses of Industrial Firms to Environmental Problems: Implications for Government Policy||p. 277|
|Environmental Comakership Among Firms as a Cornerstone in the Striving for Sustainable Development||p. 311|
|Forces Shaping the Development and Use of Product Stewardship in the Private Sector||p. 329|
|Solving the Automobile Shredder Waste Problem: Cooperation Among Firms in the Automotive Industry||p. 343|
|Conclusion: Research Needs and Policy Implications||p. 369|
|About the Contributors||p. 385|
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Series: Greening of Industry Network Ser.
Number Of Pages: 399
Published: 1st May 1993
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3 x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 4