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Motivating Management: Corporate Compliance in Environmental Protection

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' 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 concern to small and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Law and Policy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.2005.00201.x


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