publication . Conference object . Article . 2003

Why Firms Certify to Iso 14001: An Institutional and Resource-Based View

Nicole Darnall;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
Abstract
While numerous studies have emerged that study the motivations for firms to participate in voluntary environmental programs (VEPs), little attention has been given to why firms go a step further to "certify" their environmental actions. Moreover, previous VEP studies have generally considered the external pressures that motivate companies' environmental decisions, ignoring the internal factors. This study explores both the external and internal factors that comprise firms' decisions certify their environmental management system (EMS) to ISO 14001, the international EMS standard. It compares adopters to non-adopters and uses a hazard model to predict empirically ...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Business, Management system, Hazard model, Institutional theory, Pollution prevention, Industrial organization, Resource-based view, Early adopter, Operations management, Environmental management system
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