The Economics of Environmental Management

Environmental Management and Health

ISSN: 0956-6163

Article publication date: 1 May 2000




Lee, P. (2000), "The Economics of Environmental Management", Environmental Management and Health, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 198-198.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Increasing attention to environmental management has raised many new dilemmas for firms. How can managers deal with environmental issues in a competitive situation that is international and heterogeneous? What are the strategic and financial implications of environmental management? How can they cope with regulation, considering the choices which range from compliance to voluntary initiatives? And how do other firms organize their environmental management and communicate with stakeholders?

This book examines these different topics. It demonstrates the complexity of an area in which there are often no right or easy answers. The book shows the links between the main functional areas of a business and environmental management, and between regulation and self‐regulation in different countries. It also pays specific attention to multinational enterprises and gives an international state of the art on environmental management systems and standards (especially ISO 14001 and EMAS). In addition, it provides useful information on environmental reporting and verification, on environmental management accounting and international case studies.

I think this is an excellent book, which has the added benefit of offering a wealth of annotated references to paper and electronic sources.

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