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|Main Title||Greening the firm : the politics of corporate environmentalism /|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press,|
|ISBN||0521662494; 9780521662499; 052166487X; 9780521664875|
|Subjects||Environmental policy--Case studies. ; Industrial management--Environmental aspects--Case studies. ; International business enterprises--Environmental aspects--Case studies. ; Bedrijfsinterne milieuzorg. ; Internationale ondernemingen. ; Umweltbezogenes Management ; Unternehmen ; Umweltbezogenes Management.--(DE-588)4201709-9 ; Unternehmen.--(DE-588)4061963-1 ; Environmental responsibility ; Industries--Environmental aspects ; Social responsibility of business ; Environnement--Politique gouvernementale--Cas, Etudes de ; Gestion d'entreprise--Aspect de l'environnement--Cas, Etudes de ; Entreprises multinationales--Aspect de l'environnement--Cas, Etudes de|
|Additional Subjects||Baxter International Inc. ; Eli Lilly and Company.|
|Collation||xiv, 181 pages ; 24 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-174) and indexes.
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.--Publisher description.