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Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy

Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy

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  • Date Published: December 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521603768

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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.

    • An integrated and comprehensive analysis that sets out a general framework for thinking about self-regulation
    • Corporate environmentalism is at the forefront of the current research agenda on environmental policy and regulation more generally
    • Wide appeal to a diverse group of scholars, policymakers and regulators
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "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

    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521603768
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Interaction of Strategy and Policy:
    1. A framework for analysis
    2. Markets, politics and models
    Part II. Corporate Strategy and the Policy Life Cycle:
    3. Preempting future regulations
    4. Influencing future regulations
    5. Deflecting enforcement of existing regulations
    Part 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

  • Authors

    Thomas P. Lyon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    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, Indiana University
    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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