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Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective

Alan Rugman, Julie Soloway, and John Kirton


For many firms, the opening up of trade barriers meant unwelcome exposure to tough international competition. In order to protect themselves, many turned to local and national environmental regulations, forming coalitions which enabled them to force out their opponents, even though they were often contravening international environmental agreements in doing so. With the recent emergence of international trade and environment regimes wielding substantial powers, however, comes the opportunity for outward-facing and innovative firms to utilize these regimes and so challenge the discriminatory ob ... More

Keywords: firms, trade barriers, international competition, environmental regulations, coalitions, environmental agreements, NAFTA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198295884
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Rugman, author
Templeton College, Oxford
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Julie Soloway, author
NAFTA Trade and Environment Project

John Kirton, author
University of Toronto