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Environmental Policy and International Business

Alan M. Rugman and Alain Verbeke

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199241828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241821.003.0019
Environmental Policy and International Business

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An analysis is made of the interactions between environmental policy and international business. More specifically, a conceptual framework is developed that allows classification of the various types of environmental regulations facing firms engaged in international business. In addition, an analysis is performed of the different environmental strategies that can be pursued by multinational enterprises (MNEs). It is argued that the managerial choices made are strongly influenced by external elements such as compliance incentives provided by public agencies, divergence/consistency among national environmental policy regimes, regional integration trends, etc.

Keywords: environmental policy; environmental regulations; international business; multinational enterprises; strategic planning

Chapter.  6960 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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