Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy

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Drawing on prior work on corporate environmentalism, Thomas Lyon and John Maxwell argue that corporate environmentalism is the result of firms attempting to anticipate public policy changes and influence the legislative process in their best interests. Presenting a general framework that highlights the links between corporate environmentalism and public policy, they use analytical tools of positive political economy and game theory to provide insights into corporate strategy and the effects of corporate and government policies on overall social welfare.

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"Lyon and Maxwell are uncommonly inquisitive economists who set about in this fine book to show what is happening in the practice of corporate environmental behavior and how that squares with the predictions of the theory they quite usefully develop. Anyone interested in serious thinking about "corporate social responsibility" will benefit from their treatment." Paul R. Portney, President, Resources for the Future
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521603768
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas P. Lyon is Professor at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the editor of the forthcoming volume Regulation (2004). His primary research interest is the interplay between corporate strategy and public policy and he has served as a consultant to business and to government in these areas.

John W. Maxwell is Associate Professor at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His primary research focus is the political economy of environmental regulation, and the impact of corporate behaviour on the development and enforcement of environmental regulations.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I The interaction of strategy and policy
1 A framework for analysis
2 Markets, politics and models
Pt. II Corporate strategy and the policy life cycle
3 Preempting future regulations
4 Influencing future regulations
5 Deflecting enforcement of existing regulations
Pt. III Government voluntary programs
6 An institutional analysis of voluntary environmental agreements
7 Negotiated agreements
8 Self-regulation, taxation, and public voluntary agreements
9 The design of public voluntary agreements
10 Conclusions
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