The Firm, Competitiveness and Environmental Regulations: A Study of the European Food Processing Industries

The Firm, Competitiveness and Environmental Regulations: A Study of the European Food Processing Industries

by David M. Hitchens, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living Staff
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858988214
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of diagrams
List of abbreviations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Systems of regulation of effluent discharge: international comparisons11
3Structural background of the meat and dairy processing sectors21
4Environmental regulation - negative and positive impacts on cost competitiveness: a theoretical and empirical consideration45
5Research method61
6Description of the sample66
7Company performance and characteristics70
8Waste and effluent costs and abatement initiatives83
9Environmental initiatives, quality of effluent, waste inspection and environmental compliance94
10The relationship between economic performance and environmental performance109
11Productivity and employment effects of waste regulation119
12Environmental regulation, costs and company competitiveness126
13Conclusion135
App. 1The Italian system of regulation of effluent discharge147
App. 2The German system of regulation of effluent discharge158
App. 3Industrial structure of the meat and dairy processing sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland171
App. 4Industrial structure of the meat and dairy processing sectors in Italy194
App. 5Industrial structure of the meat and dairy processing sectors in Germany206
App. 6International competitiveness performance224
References231
Index243

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