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The role of environmental management systems in Hungary - Theoretical and empirical insights


  • Gyorgy Malovics
  • Gabor Racz
  • Sascha Kraus


Environmental and social aspects, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) play an increasingly important role in Western societies. Their role in the Hungarian business sphere has been growing continuously since the removal of the Socialist regime at the end of the 1980s. CSR and EMS are strengthened by two main factors: Hungary’s EU accession and the German-oriented Hungarian economy. Recognizing this process, the aim of this paper is to give an insight to the reader regarding the present state of environmentally-conscious company management in Hungary, taking a strategic approach, on the basis of empirical research carried out at the end of 2004.

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  • Gyorgy Malovics & Gabor Racz & Sascha Kraus, 2007. "The role of environmental management systems in Hungary - Theoretical and empirical insights," Journal of East European Management Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 12(3), pages 180-204.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2007_03_malovics

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    environmentally conscious corporate management; EMS; strategy; competitiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • P28 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Natural Resources; Environment
    • P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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