© 2002

Corporate Environmentalism in China and Taiwan


Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Background and Research Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terence Tsai
      Pages 3-10
    3. Terence Tsai
      Pages 24-61
    4. Terence Tsai
      Pages 62-80
  3. Empirical Results and Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Terence Tsai
      Pages 116-134
    3. Terence Tsai
      Pages 135-156
    4. Terence Tsai
      Pages 157-174
    5. Terence Tsai
      Pages 175-190
  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Terence Tsai
      Pages 193-226
    3. Terence Tsai
      Pages 227-231
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 232-280

About this book


China and Taiwan are two of the fastest growing economies of the newly industrialized countries. Much of their growth has come from multinational companies; partly, it has often been assumed, because the region provides a 'pollution haven' which the multinationals would not enjoy elsewhere. Corporate Environmentalism in China and Taiwan tests this hypothesis with detailed empirical research. Focusing on the chemical sector, the author compares the policies and behaviour of three multinational corporations with three large, local firms. The research shows that in fact the multinational companies have out-performed local companies in the phenomenon of 'greening'.


China environment globalization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementThe Chinese University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Judge Institute of Management StudiesUniversity of CambridgeUK

About the authors

TERENCE TSAI is Assistant Professor of Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Senior Research Associate at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge, U.K.

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