Environmental Economics

Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulation: A Case Study on Dow Chemical Company and 1,1,1

This is one of a number of company case studies designed to examine Michael Porter’s hypothesis that innovative companies responding to environmental regulation can create competitive advantage through lower costs or higher sales. In 1993, the authors conducted studies of six global industries (see items in chart below marked with *) to understand how environmental regulation was influencing competition.
In 1994 and 1995 they conducted five additional industry studies, as well as three individual company studies. These studies complemented five earlier company studies looking at the competitive opportunities of ‘beyond compliance’ investments. Finally, in 1996 they conducted financial assessments of two industries and an additional company to look at the financial and stock market impact of environmental performance. All this work has focused more or less on the relationship between business performance and environmental stewardship.


MEB Case Studies
Industries: Title of Report in EERICompanies: Title of Report in EERI
Pulp and Paper*: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations: A Study of Six IndustriesAES: Not done for EPA and not in EERI
Paint and Coating*: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations: A Study of Six IndustriesAT&T: Not done for EPA and not in EERI
Electronics*: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations: A Study of Six IndustriesBMW: A Proactive Approach to Vehicle Recycling, Part of Field Study Series on Environment and Industrial Competitiveness
Printing Inks*: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations: A Study of Six IndustriesCarolina Power and Light: Competitiveness of Environmental Regulation: A Case Study on Carolina Power and Light
Refrigerators*: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations: A Study of Six IndustriesDow Chemical: Competitiveness of Environmental Regulation: A Case Study on Dow Chemical Company and 1, 1, 1
Batteries*: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations: A Study of Six IndustriesGeneral Motors: Not done for EPA and not in EERI
Electric Power: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations in the Electric Utility IndustryIKEA: Competitiveness of Environmental Regulation: A Case Study on IKEA
Metal Finishing: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations in the Metal Finishing IndustryNorthrop: Not done for EPA and not in EERI
Recovered Paper: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations in the Recovered Paper IndustryWeyerhaeuser: Environmental Performance and Strategy at Weyerhaeuser
Polyvinyl Chloride: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations in the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Industry
Laundry Detergent: Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulations in the Laundry Detergent Industry
Property and Casualty Insurance: The Financial Impact of Environmental Events and Issues on the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry Companies
  • Keywords
    Subject:
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Competitiveness Effects
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Stratospheric
    Authors:
    Svoboda, Susan M.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Report Series:
    Competitive Implications of Environmental Regulation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0214E
    List of all reports in the Series:
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Management Institute for Environment and BusinessAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection AgencyAddress:
    City: State: ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    06/01/1996
    Number of Pages:
    16
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
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