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Record number 326349
Title Voluntary environmental action and export destinations: the case of forest certification
Author(s) Moeltner, E.; Kooten, G.C. van
Source Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 28 (2003)2. - ISSN 1068-5502 - p. 302 - 315.
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy
MGS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) consumer preferences
Abstract There is an increasing tendency for forest product firms worldwide to adopt sound environmental management practices by voluntarily agreeing to have their forest practices certified by third parties. Using a simple model of profit maximization, we illustrate that the puzzling emergence of this non-state, self-imposed governance structure is compatible with firms' profit motives. An empirical model using firm data from three countries shows firm location and export destinations play a key role in firms' decisions to seek certification, while the nature of forestland ownership has no significant impact on certification decisions.
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