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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 1, 1990

Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting

Charles W. L. Hill
Pages 802-822

An Empirical Examination of the Determinants of OSHA Violations

It has been argued that a firm's propensity to violate federal laws and regulations is related to firm size, diversity, financial pressures, and decentralization (Clinard & Yeager, 1980). The current paper tests these propositions using OSHA data. The findings offer at best only weak support for some of these propositions, while strongly suggesting that most are invalid.

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