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Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy

Societal Values in International Technology Transfer

by Halina Szejnwald Brown, Patrick Derr, Ortwin Renn, Allen L. White, Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson

 

Anyone concerned with industrial development and its impact on the environment should read this book to really understand how multinational investment in developing countries can succeed with a strong commitment to responsible environment, health, and safety management.

Frank B. Friedman, Vice President, ealth, Environment, and Safety Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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January 1993

Praeger

Pages 264
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Business/General

Brown and her colleagues offer an unprecedented analysis of how multinational corporations and developing countries manage, in the face of differing values, to relate as each proceeds in the interest of particular development objectives. Through three case studies involving Du Pont Agrichemical, Occidental Chemical, and Xerox and the countries of India and Thailand, the authors illustrate how the differing values of the host country and the corporation influence decisions. It offers valuable insights into the anatomy of decision-making in a highly sensitive and increasingly scrutinized segment of contemporary business.

This is a particularly timely examination of multinational enterprises, of the impact of corporate cultures, sustainable development, hazard management and environmental issues seen in relationship to developing countries' values, needs, and objectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Study
Conceptual Framework and Initial Assumptions
Background to the Case Studies
Chronologies of the Three Cases
Host Country Development Policies and Environment, Health, and Safety
Corporate Culture and Technology Transfer
Business Arrangements and the Environment, Health, and Safety
Synthesis
Index

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Reviews

The authors do draw conclusions that may be helpful in evaluating technology transfer projects from the viewpoint of business, environmental, and development objectives. Chapter references, extensive bibliography. Graduate; faculty; professional.—Choice

Endorsements

Anyone concerned with industrial development and its impact on the environment should read this book to really understand how multinational investment in developing countries can succeed with a strong commitment to responsible environment, health, and safety management.—Frank B. Friedman, Vice President Health, Environment, and Safety Occidental Petroleum Corporation

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