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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 10, 1999

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting

Michael V. Russo, Michelle A. Noble
Pages 497-508

Antecedents of ISO 14001 Registration
An Exploratory Multi-Level Analysis

One method of voluntary environmental regulation is registration under the international standards known as the ISO 14000 system. What are the determinants of registration under these standards, now in existence for nearly three years? Theoretical perspectives focused on the level of governmental units, industry, and the facility itself offer options to explain the registration phenomenon. We develop hypotheses that are consistent with these perspectives, and test them with a sample of electronics firms. We then analyze our results and identify areas ripe for research by scholars based in strategy, environmental management, and social issues in management.

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