The Economics of Environmental Management

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




Kolk, A. (2000), "The Economics of Environmental Management", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 208-211.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP 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 and sustainablity? How can they cope with regulation, considering the choices which range from compliance to voluntary initiatives? And how do other firms organise 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 books provides the following insights:

  • it shows the links between the main functional areas of a business and environmental management;

  • it examines regulation and self‐regulation in different countries and worldwide;

  • it pays specific attention to multinational enterprises; and

  • it gives an international state of the art insight into environmental management systems and standards (especially ISO 14001 and EMAS), on environmental reporting and verification; and on environmental management accounting.

Last but not least, the book contains international case studies, examples and a wealth of annotated references to paper and electronic sources, which make of it a useful tool for research and teaching on the economic aspects of sustainable development.

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