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Coming CleanInformation Disclosure and Environmental Performance$
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Michael E. Kraft, Mark Stephan, and Troy D. Abel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014953

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014953.001.0001

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How Does Information Disclosure Work?

How Does Information Disclosure Work?

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(p.23) 2 How Does Information Disclosure Work?
Source:
Coming Clean
Author(s):

Michael E. Kraft

Mark Stephan

Troy D. Abel

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014953.003.0002

This chapter examines how information disclosure helps companies to improve their environmental performance. It focuses on the potential ability of the information disclosure approach in helping the public, government officials, and corporations to fulfil their individual responsibilities to society and it discusses the overall objectives of the study, as well as the methods and key research questions. It also explores the theoretical aspect of information disclosure strategies. The chapter analyzes a mechanism through which informational disclosure impacts decision-making within corporations, communities, and regulatory agencies. These mechanisms will lead to positive changes in corporate environmental performance and reduce risk to public health and the environment. The chapter also answers research questions through quantitative and qualitative data.

Keywords:   societal goals, research questions, analytical frameworks, public health

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