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Does Firm Ownership Differentiate Environmental Compliance? Evidence from Indian Chromite Mining Industry

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  • Das, Amarendra
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    This paper compares the environmental performance of public and private firms in the context of Indian chromite mining industry. It proposes a new methodology to measure firms’ environmental performance in a multidimensional framework. Comparison of unidimensional and multidimensional environmental defiance indices reveal no significant difference between the public and private firms.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18716.

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    Date of creation: 15 Aug 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18716

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    Keywords: Firm ownership; Multi Dimensional Environmental Compliance;

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