What motivates European firms to adopt environmental management systems?
AbstractThe growing world concern about the impact of industrial activities on the environment has motivated companies to adopt Environmental Management Systems (EMSs). Despite this trend, very Httle has been written about the variables associated with the implementation of this type of management tool. This article describes the individual, strategic and organizational variables that a sample of European firms use to determine whether to adopt these EMS. It also discusses the most frequently used environmental standards, the outside influences that motivate directors to implement them and the personal perceptions that playa key role in determining whether the standards will be adopted.
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Length: 145 p.
Date of creation: Sep 2001
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Publication status: Published in Eco-management and auditing (2001-09) v. 8, p.134-143
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- Larsson, Rikard & Olsson-Tjärnemo, Heléne & Plogner, Ann-Charlotte & Östlund, Susanne, 1996. "Market pull or legislative push: A framework for strategic ecological reorientation," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 305-315, September.
- Halkos, George, 2001. "Implementation of environmental management systems standards: important factors in corporate decision-making," MPRA Paper 33541, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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