Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy: Societal Values in International Technology Transfer

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Brown and her colleagues offer an unprecedented analysis of how multinational corporations and developing countries manage, in the face of differing values, to relate as each proceeds in the interest of particular development objectives. Through three case studies involving Du Pont Agrichemical, Occidental Chemical, and Xerox and the countries of India and Thailand, the authors illustrate how the differing values of the host country and the corporation influence decisions. It offers valuable insights into the anatomy of decision-making in a highly sensitive and increasingly scrutinized segment of contemporary business.

This is a particularly timely examination of multinational enterprises, of the impact of corporate cultures, sustainable development, hazard management and environmental issues seen in relationship to developing countries' values, needs, and objectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899308029
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/1993
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

HALINA SZEJNWALD BROWN is an Associate Professor at Clark University and is associated with the Center for Technology, Environment, and Development.

PATRICK DERR is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Clark University and a Senior Research Associate at CENTED.

ORTWIN RENN is Associate Professor in the Environment, Technology, and Society Program and a Senior Research Associate at CENTED.

ALLEN L. WHITE is Director, Risk Analysis Group, Tellus Institute, Boston, and Senior Research Associate at CENTED.

JEANNE X. KASPERSON is Research Librarian for the George Perkins Marsh Institue at Clark University and Senior Research Associate at the World Hunger Program at Brown University.

ROGER E. KASPERSON is Professor of Government and Geography and Senior Research Researcher at the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Values and Culture in Technology Transfer 15
3 Corporate and Host Country Profiles 45
4 Tales of Three Facilities 91
5 Host Country Development Policies and EH&S 123
6 Corporate Culture and Technology Transfer 149
7 Business Arrangements and EH&S 179
8 Synthesis: Value Conflicts and Implications for International Technology Transfer 201
Bibliography 229
Index 247
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