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Green not (only) for profit: An empirical examination of the effect of environmental-related standards on employees’ recruitment

  • Grolleau, Gilles
  • Mzoughi, Naoufel
  • Pekovic, Sanja

Thanks to an original database on French firms we investigate the impact of environmental-related standards on employees’ recruitment. Using a bivariate probit model, we show that voluntary environmental-related standards (i.e., ISO 14001 standard, organic labeling, fair trade, etc.) improve the recruitment of professional and non-professional employees. This finding suggests that, beyond environmental considerations, human resources management can drive registration.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Resource and Energy Economics.

Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 74-92

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Handle: RePEc:eee:resene:v:34:y:2012:i:1:p:74-92
DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2011.10.002
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