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Corporate Environmentalism in China and Taiwan

By: Terence Tsai

240 pages, Figs, tabs

Palgrave

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119646 | ISBN: 033373002X
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About this book

China and Taiwan are two of the fastest growing economies of the newly industrialized countries. Much of their growth has come from multinational companies partly, it has often been assumed, because the region provides a "pollution haven" which the multinationals would not enjoy elsewhere. This book tests this hypothesis with detailed empirical research. Focusing on the chemical sector, the author compares the policies and behaviour of three multinational corporations with three large, local firms. The research shows that in fact the multinational companies have out performed local companies in the phenomenon of "greening".


Contents

List of Tables - List of Figures - Acknowledgements - PART I: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK - Introduction - The Environment and MNC Business Practice - Towards an Analytical Framework - Research Methodology - PART II: EMPIRICAL RESULTS AND FINDINGS - Environmental Management in China and Taiwan - Context, Is It Important? - Strategic Response Patterns - Globalization Versus Localization - Responsive Local Firms? - PART III: CONCLUSIONS - Contribution to Knowledge - Policy Implications - References - Index

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Biography

TERENCE TSAI is Assistant Professor of Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Senior Research Associate at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge, U.K.

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