Is there evidence for export-led adoption of ISO 14001? a review of the literature using meta-regression

Liston-Heyes, Catherine and Heyes, Anthony (2019) Is there evidence for export-led adoption of ISO 14001? a review of the literature using meta-regression. Business & Society. ISSN 0007-6503

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Abstract

Does the export orientation of a firm affect the likelihood that it adopts an environmental management certification? We use meta-regression methods to analyze systematically the corpus of published research on export-led adoption of the largest and most prominent certification, ISO 14001. We show that the explanatory variables authors choose to include in their models reflect the tenets of stakeholder and institutional theories. We also find that the literature suffers from substantial publication bias but that, once this is accounted for appropriately, a genuine effect remains. The evidence from 20 years of published studies taken as a whole is that export does incentivize the adoption of the standard as often hypothesized by proponents of voluntary approaches and self-regulation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Anthony Heyes
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 12:49
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 16:42
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81796

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