Resource Dependence as a Factor Which Contributed to the Strategic Corporate Support of State Environmental Policy and Environmentally Responsible Corporate Behavior: A look into the circumstances of four companies which supported the “California Global Warming Solutions Act”

Henry, Sara (2011) Resource Dependence as a Factor Which Contributed to the Strategic Corporate Support of State Environmental Policy and Environmentally Responsible Corporate Behavior: A look into the circumstances of four companies which supported the “California Global Warming Solutions Act”. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper looks at the public information of four companies which were in opposition to Proposition 23 (and therefore in support of the “California Global Warming Solutions Act”) in California to show how these companies were dependent on resources whose availability would be preserved through climate change regulation. To do so, it is suggested that nonmarket strategies were pursued in an attempt to control this resource dependence and that these strategies consisted of political action and environmental responsibility (a subset of corporate social responsibility). While corporate political strategy seemed to support the outward actions of the companies in managing dependence, strategic CSR (with a focus on environmental responsibility), seemed to support the activities present within the companies to manage dependence. Overall, the claim is that this resource dependence was a factor contributing to involvement in the Proposition 23 dispute. While many companies opposed the Proposition, only four of them are explored within this research.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 14:33
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 17:51
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/24903

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