Theoretical Perspectives on Environmental Compliance

Report to the Regulatory Innovations Section, 1987 EPA

SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1987-101

33 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2014

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Errol Meidinger

University at Buffalo Law School

Barry B. Boyer

State University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo

John M. Thomas

State University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo

Jasbinder Singh

Independent

Date Written: 1987

Abstract

The purpose of this paper (a report to the Environmental Protection Agency) is to identify how corporate compliance behavior can be affected by factors beyond deterrence theory, describe how those factors are likely to operate in the environmental context, and relate them to environmental policy issues. It seeks to to contribute to a broader understanding of environmental compliance behavior and help expand the policy options available to regulatory agencies to encourage greater corporate compliance with environmental law. The paper examines major assumptions and findings of numerous analytical perspectives and their possible applications to environmental compliance policy.

Keywords: Deterrence Theory, Culture, Environmental Management, Framework, Compliance Behavior, Corporate Compliance Behavior, Corporate Culture, Cultural Theory, Regulatory Relationships, Compliance, Enforcement

Suggested Citation

Meidinger, Errol and Boyer, Barry B. and Thomas, John M. and Singh, Jasbinder, Theoretical Perspectives on Environmental Compliance (1987). Report to the Regulatory Innovations Section, 1987 EPA, SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1987-101, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2477121

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John M. Thomas

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Jasbinder Singh

Independent

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