Business Responses to Climate Change Regulation in Canada and Germany: Lessons for MNCs from Emerging Economies

Posted: 23 Sep 2010

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Burkard Eberlein

York University - Schulich School of Business

Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article proposes a novel mapping of the complex relationship between business ethics and regulation, by suggesting five distinct ways in which business ethics and regulation may intersect. The framework is applied to a comparative case study of business responses to climate change regulation in Canada and Germany, both signatories to the Kyoto Protocol. Both countries represent distinctly different approaches which yield significant lessons for emerging economies. We also analyze the specific role of large multinational corporations in this process.

Keywords: Canada, climate change, Germany

Suggested Citation

Eberlein, Burkard and Matten, Dirk, Business Responses to Climate Change Regulation in Canada and Germany: Lessons for MNCs from Emerging Economies (2009). Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 86, No. 2, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1681026

Burkard Eberlein

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Dirk Matten (Contact Author)

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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