Self-Regulatory Institutions for Solving Environmental Problems: Perspectives and Contributions from the Management Literature

33 Pages Posted: 14 May 2007

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Andrew A. King

Questrom School of Business- Boston University

Michael W. Toffel

Harvard Business School

Date Written: July 16, 2007

Abstract

Scholars of management have long considered how institutions can help resolve market imperfections and thereby improve human welfare. Most previous research has emphasized the use of for-profit firms. Such institutions cannot effectively address many environmental problems, however, because environmental problems often transcend firm boundaries. As a result, management scholars have begun to explore the use of more distributed institutional forms. In this article, we review the emerging scholarship on the formation and function of self-regulatory institutions.

Suggested Citation

King, Andrew A. and Toffel, Michael W., Self-Regulatory Institutions for Solving Environmental Problems: Perspectives and Contributions from the Management Literature (July 16, 2007). HBS Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Research Paper No. 07-089, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=985619 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.985619

Andrew A. King

Questrom School of Business- Boston University ( email )

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Michael W. Toffel (Contact Author)

Harvard Business School ( email )

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United States
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