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General Deterrence and Corporate Environmental Behaviour

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

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This research addresses the assumption that "general deterrence" is an important key to enhanced compliance with regulatory laws. Through a survey of 233 firms in several industries in the United States, we sought to answer the following questions: (1) When severe legal penalties are imposed against a violator of environmental laws, do other companies in the same industry actually learn about such "signal cases"? (2) Does knowing about "signal cases" change firms' compliance-related behavior?...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78471
Source: Law and Policy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.2005.00200.x

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