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Motivating management: corporate compliance with safety, health and environmental regulation

Gunningham, Neil; Thornton, Dorothy; Kagan, Robert A


Based on interviews with facility managers in the electroplating and chemical industries, this study examines regulated firms’ perceptions of how various instrumental, normative and social factors motivated their firms' safety, health and environmental actions. We found that ‘implicit general deterrence’ (the overall effect of sustained inspection and enforcement activity) was far more important than either specific or general deterrence, and that deterrence in any form was of far greater...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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