Why Do Firms Adopt ‘ Beyond-compliance ’ Environmental Policies ?

  title={Why Do Firms Adopt ‘ Beyond-compliance ’ Environmental Policies ?},
  author={Aseem Prakash},
This paper examines why firms selectively adopt ‘beyond-compliance’ environmental policies. It argues that existing explanations based on factors external to firms are under-specified and a focus on internal dynamics is also required. It draws insights from institutional theory, corporate social performance perspective, and stakeholder theory and relates them to internal processes. Beyond-compliance policies are adopted, if at all, due to two types of intra-firm process: power based and… CONTINUE READING

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