Learn More
Despite the importance that environmental management systems have in the environmental policy agenda, the debate on their effectiveness to improve environmental performance (e.g. the reduction of polluting emissions) is still open among researchers and practitioners. Furthermore, no previous quantitative works have addressed the comparative study of the(More)
An ever-increasing number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are gaining interest in environmental management systems (EMS). Today, eco-management standards are beginning to spread through the unbounded universe of medium, small and very small enterprises, which represent more than 80% of the total number of enterprises operating in Europe and are the(More)
The European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is designed to be a flexible and efficient mechanism to encourage carbon-intensive industries to reduce CO 2 emissions cost-effectively. Similarly, Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) are well-established tools designed to improve the efficiency of the environmental performance of companies. Up to now,(More)
OBJECTIVE What are the implications of financial crisis on healthcare expenditure? This paper explores different approaches applied across European countries focusing on the role that managerial tools may have in coping with this challenge. METHOD The paper reports the results of recent studies on responses to financial crisis from European countries and(More)
There is a considerable debate on the effects of environmental regulation on competitive performance. Based on survey data, this paper analyzes the two main research questions, derived from literature, on the links between environmental regulation and competitiveness, by focusing on firms operating in the building and construction sector, i.e.: 1) whether(More)
Accidents at work are still a heavy burden in social and economic terms, and action to improve health and safety standards at work offers great potential gains not only to employers, but also to individuals and society as a whole. However, companies often are not interested to measure the costs of accidents even if cost information may facilitate preventive(More)
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been the backbone of product life cycle management in Europe since the 2000s. Unfortunately, EPR implementation has multiple impacts on the supply chain and, thus, its consequences are not always easily manageable. Although several studies have explored various examples within the EU, the determinants of the(More)
The paper deals with relationship between industrial policies and territorial environmental policies in industrial clusters, and proposes an innovative approach to the decision making. Because of the globalisation processes, the European SMEs operating in industrial clusters are showing difficulties in maintaining their market competitiveness and nourishing(More)