Institutional Pressure and Environmental Management Practices

  title={Institutional Pressure and Environmental Management Practices},
  author={Magali A. Delmas and D. Bren and Michael W. Toffel},
Why do some firms adopt environmental management practices that go beyond regulatory compliance while other firms decide to comply to regulations? This paper leverages institutional theory by proposing that firms respond to the pressure of institutional actors such as politicians, regulators, customers, competitors, and local communities. However, the way in which plants perceive and act upon these pressures depends upon plantand parent company-specific factors, including their track record of… CONTINUE READING


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