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The effect of ISO 14001 on environmental regulatory compliance in China
Ecological Economics
  • William H. McGuire, University of Washington Tacoma
Publication Date
9-1-2014
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Certification to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard is analyzed using data drawn from a survey of manufacturing firms in China. The analysis proceeds by first identifying predictors of ISO 14001 certification and then estimating the relationship between ISO 14001 certification and compliance with environmental regulations. Potential endogeneity between ISO 14001 certification and regulatory compliance is addressed by modeling certification and compliance simultaneously using the SURBP estimator. Results indicate that ISO 14001 certification increases compliance with environmental regulations, and this effect persists after implementing the appropriate controls for endogeneity.

DOI
10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.06.007
Version
pre-print, post-print
Citation Information
William H. McGuire. "The effect of ISO 14001 on environmental regulatory compliance in China" Ecological Economics Vol. 105 (2014) p. 254 - 264
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_mcguire/8/