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

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

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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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  • Grolleau, Gilles & Mzoughi, Naoufel & Pekovic, Sanja, 2012. "Green not (only) for profit: An empirical examination of the effect of environmental-related standards on employees’ recruitment," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 74-92.
  • 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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    Keywords

    Environmental-related standards; Recruitment;

    JEL classification:

    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General

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