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Monitoring Global Supply Chains
Firms seeking to avoid reputational spillovers that can arise from dangerous, illegal, and unethical behavior at supply chain factories are increasingly relying on private social auditors to provide strategic information ...
Government Green Procurement Spillovers: Evidence from Municipal Building Policies in California
We study how government green procurement policies influence private-sector demand for similar products. Specifically, we measure the impact of municipal policies requiring governments to construct green buildings on ...
Signaling without Certification: The Critical Role of Civil Society Scrutiny
In response to stakeholders’ growing concerns, firms are joining self-regulatory environmental programs to signal their superior environmental management capabilities. In contrast to the literature’s focus on programs ...
Codes in Context: How States, Markets, and Civil Society Shape Adherence to Global Labor Standards
Transnational business regulation is increasingly implemented through private voluntary programs—like certification regimes and codes of conduct—that diffuse global standards. But little is known about the conditions under ...