Title

The effect of ISO 14001 on environmental regulatory compliance in China

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.

Publication Title

Ecological Economics

Volume

105

First Page

254

Last Page

264

DOI

10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.06.007

Version

pre-print, post-print

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