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Green Organizations by Stephanie R. Klein, Ann Hergatt Huffman

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What Makes Organizations in Market Democracies Adopt Environmentally-Friendly Policies?

Siegwart Lindenberg and Linda Steg

Firms, especially large firms, are powerful players in the economy but also in the political arena. Their behavior can make much difference with regard to the environment, in terms of pollution and waste. There have been many suggestions about directing firms in an environmentally-friendly direction, ranging from environmental agreements between organizations (e.g., to reduce packaging; organizations may be motivated to do so in order to avoid governmental regulations developed beyond their control), government enforcement with fiscal instruments (Hepburn, 2006), market instruments like emission trading schemes (e.g., the ...

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