Greening the Firm: The Politics of Corporate Environmentalism

Greening the Firm: The Politics of Corporate Environmentalism

by Aseem Prakash
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521662494

ISBN-13: 9780521662499

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Over the past two decades environmental issues have become important in public and business policy. This book asks why firms sometimes voluntarily adopt environmental policies that go beyond legal requirements. Prakash argues that existing explanations, especially from neoclassical economics, concentrate on external factors at the expense of internal dynamics. His

Overview

Over the past two decades environmental issues have become important in public and business policy. This book asks why firms sometimes voluntarily adopt environmental policies that go beyond legal requirements. Prakash argues that existing explanations, especially from neoclassical economics, concentrate on external factors at the expense of internal dynamics. His argument is supported by analysis of two firms, Baxter International Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company, including interviews with managers, and access to meetings and documents. The book will be of interest to students of business and environmental studies, as well as political economy and public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662499
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Greening the firm: an introduction; 2. Environmental policymaking within firms; 3. Baxter and Lilly: evolution of environmental programs; 4. Baxter and Lilly: case studies; 5. Beyond compliance: findings and conclusions.

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