Who holds the reins in integrated product policy? : an individual company as a target of regulation and as a policy maker

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kautto, Petrus
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-26T12:55:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-26T12:55:34Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-488-300-9
dc.identifier.issn 1237-556X;
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11522
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the interdependency and interaction of business and government in product-oriented environmental policy. The relationship of business and government is essential in order to comprehend the functioning of environmental politics and policy. However, the policy researchers frequently treat regulated companies as a homogenous group or overlook the role of business altogether. For its part, the management literature often treats the regulator as “an out-there stakeholder which technically and legally constrains business”. Therefore, the present thesis explores and provides means to open these two black boxes. The starting point and main emphasis is on interventions by the governmental actors. However, interventions are not discussed as one-way relations because while interactions shape actors, actors also shape interactions. Three main questions have been addressed: “What kind of effects do product-oriented environmental policy instruments have on companies?”, “How can these recently introduced policy instruments be evaluated?” and thirdly - and perhaps most importantly -, “How can an individual company infl uence the environmental policy making within a new fi eld of policy?”. In order to answer these questions, it is necessary to combine perspectives from different disciplines: the fi elds of evaluation research, organisation studies and political science offer the most essential sources of previous knowledge used in this thesis. The studies use diverse empirical materials and a combination of methods such as documentary analysis, interviews, descriptive statistics, survey, and participant observation. Most importantly, the results highlight the interdependency of the political institutions and even the most resourceful multinational companies. In all, it is evident that the interaction between the Commission and the business does not consist of just aggressive lobbying, as the popular media has suggested. Secondly, the results demonstrate that the shift in the focus of environmental policy from waste policy towards product-oriented environmental policy is needed in order to promote environmentally friendlier product development and products. In addition to drawing conclusions on the effects of these waste policy and product-oriented environmental policy instruments, this thesis highlights the usefulness of intervention theories in these early evaluations. en
dc.format.extent 57, [83] s.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki School of Economics en
dc.publisher Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Acta Universitatis oeconomicae Helsingiensis. A fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries 339 fi
dc.title Who holds the reins in integrated product policy? : an individual company as a target of regulation and as a policy maker en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-488-300-9
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Organisaatiot ja johtaminen fi
dc.programme.major Organization and Management en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.contributor.supervisor Lovio, Raimo, professor
dc.opn Gouldson, Andrew, professor, University of Leeds, Great Britain
dc.subject.helecon ympäristötalous
dc.subject.helecon ympäristöpolitiikka
dc.subject.helecon yritykset
dc.subject.helecon EU
dc.subject.helecon tuotteet
dc.subject.helecon arviointi
dc.subject.helecon lobbaus
dc.subject.helecon jätteet
dc.subject.helecon environmental economics
dc.subject.helecon environmental policy
dc.subject.helecon companies
dc.subject.helecon products
dc.subject.helecon evaluation
dc.subject.helecon lobbying
dc.subject.helecon waste
dc.date.defence 2009-01-23
dc.dissid 371
dc.identifier.bibid 399464


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