The Environmental Performance of Multinationals: Analyzing Differences between Host and Home Countries

The Environmental Performance of Multinationals: Analyzing Differences between Host and Home Countries
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
UCLA IoES, Luskin Center, and Visiting scholar J. Alberto Aragon-Correa, Professor of Management at the University of Granada, Spain
UCLA IoES
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, Large Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA
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Date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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UCLA IoES, Luskin Center, and Visiting scholar J. Alberto Aragon-Correa, Professor of Management at the University of Granada, Spain

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UCLA IoES
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, Large Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA
United States
34° 3' 8.0424" N, 118° 14' 37.266" W

Should Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) adopt the same environmental standards when they operate in different countries? While it is assumed that MNEs can take advantage of cross-country differences in environmental regulations by moving production capacity to countries with lax environmental standards to reduce some of their costs, in this paper, we argue that MNEs can benefit from adopting the same environmental standards in all their international operations to improve their productivity, efficiency, and reputation.

Should Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) adopt the same environmental standards when they operate in different countries? While it is assumed that MNEs can take advantage of cross-country differences in environmental regulations by moving production capacity to countries with lax environmental standards to reduce some of their costs, in this paper, we argue that MNEs can benefit from adopting the same environmental standards in all their international operations to improve their productivity, efficiency, and reputation. We will present results based on 128 MNEs with headquarters and subsidiaries based in the USA, Canada, France and Spain.

Speaker Biography

Alberto Aragon-Correa is a Full Professor of Management at University of Granada (Spain). Alberto's research interests include the connections between natural environment and corporate strategic management. He is now a Visiting Scholar at UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and works with Professor Magali Delmas (Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance).

Professor Aragon-Correa leads the ISDE-Innovation, Sustainability, and Development- at University of Granada involving 23 full time scholars. His research and visiting position is funded by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Research.  Alberto has published papers in multiple top tier journals.

A light lunch will be provided at the event.