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Greening the Firm : The Politics of Corporate Environmentalism - Aseem Prakash

Greening the Firm

The Politics of Corporate Environmentalism

Hardcover Published: 20th April 2000
ISBN: 9780521662499
Number Of Pages: 196

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Over the last two decades environmental issues have become important in public and business policy. This book asks why firms sometimes voluntarily adopt environmental policies which go beyond legal requirements. It employs a new-institutionalist perspective, and argues that existing explanations, especially from neoclassical economics, concentrate on external factors at the expense of internal dynamics. Prakash argues that 'beyond-compliance' policies are due to two types of intra-firm processes, which he describes as power- and leadership-based. His argument is supported by analysis of ten cases within two firms - Baxter International Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company - including interviews with managers, and access to meetings and documents. This book therefore examines the internal working of firms' environmental policy in a theoretically rigorous way, providing a significant contribution to the theory of the firm. It will be valuable for students of business and environmental studies, as well as political economy and public policy.

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Greening the firm: an introduction
Environmental policymaking within firms
Baxter and Lilly: evolution of environmental programs
Baxter and Lilly: case studies
Beyond compliance: findings and conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521662499
ISBN-10: 0521662494
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 20th April 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43

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