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The strategic use of decentralized institutions: exploring certification with the ISO 14001 management standard

2005 | Andrew King

In this article, we respond to calls by previous researchers to clarify the function of decentralized institutions by analyzing the strategic motives of individual actors. We investigated an important type of decentralized institution, certified management standards, and theorized that firms use the...

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Motives, difficulties and benefits in implementing ISO 14001 environmental management system

2011 | Evangelos Psomas

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the motives for implementing the ISO 14001 standard, the difficulties in meeting the standard's requirements and the benefits derived, and to determine the most significant latent constructs (unobserved variables) of these. Design/methodology/approa...

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Panacea, common sense, or just a label? The value of ISO 14001 environmental management systems

2000 | Dennis Rondinelli

An increasing number of corporations around the world are certifying their environmental management systems by ISO 14000 series standards. Advocates of ISO 14001 claim substantial operational, managerial, and competitive benefits for corporations that adopt the international guidelines. Critics cont...

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A study of the impact of environmental management systems (EMS) certification towards firms' performance in Malaysia

2006 | Goh Eng Ann

Purpose - To investigate the impact of EMS certification on the performance of firms, including economic and environmental aspects and perceived customer satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach - The purpose of this study is hypotheses testing in order to explain the variance in the dependent var...