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Greening the Firm

Greening the Firm
The Politics of Corporate Environmentalism

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  • Date Published: April 2000
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521664875

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  • 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.

    • The environmental policy of business has become increasingly important - this book asks why firms are sometimes more green than they need to be by law
    • Looks at firms from the inside, examining the motives of managers - an original perspective
    • Will appeal to people in politics and economics departments, but also to business schools
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    "Prakash should be commended for providing a wealth of valuable research questions for the future." Administrative Science Quarterly

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    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521664875
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 22 tables
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • 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.

  • Author

    Aseem Prakash, University of Washington
    Aseem Prakash is Professor of Political Science and the Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington. He is the founding, General Editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Business and Public Policy and the co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Professor Prakash's research examines core issues in the study of governance: how do institutions emerge, how they diffuse and get adopted, and how they impact outcomes. In doing so, he studies the complex relationship of businesses with governments and non-governmental organizations. His recent work focuses on the emergence, recruitment/diffusion, and efficacy of voluntary programs in the for-profit as well as the non-profit sectors. He is also examining issues pertaining to (1) NGO advocacy, (2) Corporate Responsibility, and (3) the influence of trade and FDI networks on the cross-country diffusion of rules, standards, and norms in areas such as the environment, human rights, labor rights, property rights and women's rights. Aseem Prakash is co-author of The Voluntary Environmentalists: Green Clubs, ISO 14001, and Voluntary Environmental Regulations (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and co-editor of Advocacy Organizations and Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Voluntary Regulations of NGOs and Nonprofits: An Accountability Club Framework (Cambridge University Press, 2010),Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective (2009), Coping with Globalization (2000), Responding to Globalization (2000) and Globalization and Governance (1999). Professor Prakash received a joint Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University, Bloomington. His dissertation won the Academy of Management's 1998 Organization and the Natural Environment best dissertation award. Prior to gaining his Ph.D., he received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and wor

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