Keywords

technology type, global environmental standards

Abstract

We describe the role of technological change and technology type in affecting environmental performance. We argue that one of the key constraints on a firm’s ability to improve its environmental performance is the technology in which it is embedded. We develop hypotheses regarding the influence of technology type on a firm’s global environmental strategy, and test these hypotheses using a panel of MNEs. We find that technology type does influence a firm’s global environmental strategy, and the financial return associated with using a global environmental standard.

Original Publication Citation

Dowell, Glen and Ben Lewis. 2011. “The effect of technology type on the adoption and effectiveness of global environmental standards.” In Subhash C. Jain and Ben L. Kedia (eds.), Enhancing Global Competitiveness through Sustainable Environmental Stewardship.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011-01-31

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3721

Publisher

Elgar

Language

English

College

Marriott School of Management

Department

Management

University Standing at Time of Publication

Graduate Student

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