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What drives agrifood firms to register for an Environmental Management System?

  • Gilles Grolleau
  • Naoufel Mzoughi
  • Alban Thomas

This paper examines empirically which factors determine voluntary adoption of Environmental Management System (EMS) certification (ISO 14001 or EMAS) by agrifood industries. A discrete-choice model of EMS certification is applied to a sample of 1,000 French agrifood firms. The findings suggest that management-related factors drive certification more strongly than economic incentives and provides a new perspective on Porter's theory of the double benefit of certification.

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Article provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 34 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 233-255

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