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When Social Norms and Pressures Are Not Enough: Environmental Performance in the Trucking Industry

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


Why do some business firms and not others work hard to advance regulatory values such as environmental protection and comply with regulations? Previous research indicates that business firms are influenced in that regard by a number of variables - not merely the perceived likelihood of legal punishment but also the risk of negative reactions by societal actors (which we call "social license pressures") and the intensity of managers' commitment to norms of law-abidingness and environmentalism....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Law and Society Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5893.2009.00377.x


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