Globalization and the Environment: Determinants of Firm Self-Regulation in China

32 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2001

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Petra Christmann

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Management & Global Business

Glen Taylor

University of Hawaii - Shidler College of Business

Date Written: June 2001

Abstract

Critics assert that globalization is detrimental to the environment because it encourages location of polluting industries to countries with low environmental regulations. We suggest that globalization might also have positive environmental effects because global ties increase self-regulation pressures on firms in low-regulation countries. Using survey data from firms in China we find that multinational ownership, multinational customers, and exports to developed countries increase self-regulation of environmental performance.

Suggested Citation

Christmann, Petra and Taylor, Glen, Globalization and the Environment: Determinants of Firm Self-Regulation in China (June 2001). Darden Business School Working Paper No. 01-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=277452 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.277452

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