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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Why Do Firms Comply with Environmental Regulations?
Why do firms comply with environmental regulations?

Why firms comply with environmental regulations is an important topic of inquiry for both government policy analysts and corporate officials interested in good internal management practices. Obviously, the government cares about compliance because it wants firms to reduce pollution. But the question about whether or not firms comply with environmental regulations is important to government policymakers for an even more subtle reason. For example, if the government imposes new, stricter environmental regulations on firms, emissions could actually get worse, not better, if the new regulations are not complied with. That is, when projecting the impact of a newly proposed regulation on the environment, policymakers must take into account both the “full compliance” ...

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