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Title: Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective
Authors: Alan Rugman, John Kirton and Julie Soloway
Publisher: Oxford University Press (Oxford: England)
Date: August, 1999
List Price: £45.00
ISBN: 0-19-829588-X
Pages: 270

A new book co-authored by Alan Rugman reports pioneering research on the strategies of firms faced with environmental regulations. In particular, the linkage between environmental regulations and their capture by rival foreign firms, who use them as entry barriers, presents a new challenge to managers. Firms are seeking strategies to keep open access to international markets, while maintaining shelter at home. To secure shelter firms try to capture the administration of domestic environmental regulations. The industries seeking shelter (usually in agriculture, forestry and fishing), often form alliances with environmental groups and seek protection through the discriminatory application of national and local environmental regulations. However, outward-looking firms (such as those in automobiles and chemicals) now have a broader array of corporate strategies, resulting from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA provides a fascinating laboratory to examine the interaction between government environmental regulations and corporate strategy. NAFTA is the first international trade agreement to explicitly incorporate environmental regulations. The responses of corporations in NAFTA offer useful insights into similar challenging situations in Europe and Asia. The book develops a political economy model of complex institutional responsiveness to guide firm strategy in the arena of environmental regulation. It applies this model to NAFTA and explores its implications for Europe and Asia. Drawing on the disciplines of management studies, economics, political science and law, it examines 84 relevant cases, based on 230 confidential interviews with senior executives and officials in companies, governments, environmental groups and research centres. Corporate strategies of both a market-oriented and politically-directed nature are examined as they relate to environmental regulations. It suggests how managers and government officials should approach the architecture of the new trade and environment regimes at the regional and global level.

1. Introduction

Part 1: Economic and Corporate Strategy
2. The Analytic Framework of Capture
3. Corporate Strategy and Environmental Regulation: Corporate Strategy Perspectives
4. Corporate Strategy and Environmental Regulation: Baptist-Bootlegger Coalitions.

Part II: Complex Institutional Responsiveness: NAFTA's Political Experience
5. Trade and Environment Institutions: The NAFTA Regime
6. Environmental Institutions in Action: The CEC
7. Firm Responses to Trade and Environment Regulation

Part III: Case Studies of Complex Institutional Responsiveness
8. MMT and Investment Dispute Settlement
9. The Agriculture Disputes
10. Trade and Environment Regimes in Operation: The North American Auto Industry

Part IV: Conclusions
11. Implications for Firm Strategy and Public Policy

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Title: Environmental Regulations and Corporate Strategy: A NAFTA Perspective.
Authors: Alan Rugman, John Kirton and Julie Soloway.
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Credit Card Hotline, open 24 hours a day, simply phone:
   UK: 01536 454 534
   International: +44 1536 454 534

Fax through your order on:
    UK: 01536 454518
   International: +44 1536 746 337

E-mail orders from: books.order@oup.co.uk

Title: The G7/G8 System: Evolution, Role and Documentation. The G8 and Global Governance Series.
Authors: Peter I. Hajnal with a contribution by Sian Meikle.
Publisher: Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 1999.
List Price: $59.95 Hardback. Available from Ashgate (www.ashgate.com/html/authorservices3.html)
ISBN: 1-84014-776-8
Pages: 214


List of figures;
List of tables;
Foreword by Sir Nicholas Bayne;
List of abbreviations;
1. The G7/G8 as an international institution;
2. The summit meetings;
3. The players;
4. The G7/G8 system;
5. Connections with other international organisations and fora;
6. The agenda of the summit;
7. Summit results;
8. G7/G8 documentation;
9. Assessing G7/G8 documentation;
10. Other sources of information about the G7/G8;
11. G7/G8 information: Internet resources, by Sian Meikle;
G7/G8 Bibliography;

Title: The G8's Role in the New Millennium. The G8 and Global Governance Series.
Authors: Michael R. Hodges, John J. Kirton and Joseph P. Daniels, eds.
Publisher: Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 1999.
List Price: $69.95 Hardback Available from Ashgate (www.ashgate.com/html/authorservices3.html)
ISBN: 1-84014-774-1
Pages: 208


1. Introduction: the role of the G8 in the new millennium, John J. Kirton and Joseph P. Daniels;
2. Explaining G8 Effectiveness: Continuity and leadership in an age of globalization, Sir Nicholas Bayne;
3. Explaining G8 effectiveness, John J.Kirton;
4. The G8 and the new political economy, Michael R. Hodges;
5. G8 summits and compliance, Ella Kokotsis and Joseph P. Daniels.
6. The Financial Challenges: Japan's summit contributions and economic challenges, Koji Watanabe;
7. Supervising the international financial system, Joseph P. Daniels; Promoting growth in the world economy, Bronwen Curtis;
8. Managing the global economy, Charles Goodhart.
9. The Broader Challenges: Negotiating multilateral rules to promote investment, Alan Rugman;
10. Designing effective policies for employment creation, Richard Layard;
11. Combating transnational financial crime, George Staple, QC.;

Title: Hanging In There: The G7 and G8 Summit in Maturity and Renewal. The G8 and Global Governance Series.
Authors: Nicholas Bayne.
Publisher: Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2000.
List Price: $69.95 Hardback. Available from Ashgate (www.ashgate.com/html/authorservices3.html)
ISBN: 0-7546-1185-X
Pages: 246

List of tables;
Foreword by Professor John J. Kirton;
Preface and acknowledgements;

1. Introduction: Explaining the summit cycle;

Part 1: Innovation and Establishment:
2. Getting started: the first and second summit series, 1975-82;
3. Settling down: the third summit series, 1983-88;
4. Economic interdependence: the OECD;

Part II: The Mature Summit:
5. Progress and frustration: the fourth summit series, 1989-93;
6. The end of the Cold War and its impact;
7. Internationalising domestic policy: the Uruguay Round;

Part III: The Renewal of the Summit:
8. The reform of other institutions: the fifth series, 1994-97;
9. New attitudes to international organisations;
10. The reform of the summit itself: the sixth series, 1998-?;
11. Globalisation: financial architecture and debt relief;
Conclusion: The world catches up with the summits;

Title: International Information: Documents, Publications, and Electronic Information of International Organizations. 2nd edition, Volume 2.
Editor: Peter. I. Hajnal
Publisher: Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001
List Price: US$135.00 Hardback.
ISBN: 1-56308-808-8
Pages: 410
Ordering Information:
Available from Libraries Unlimited, P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633, USA.
E-mail: lu-books@lu.com.


International Governmental Organizations as Publishers, J. J. Cherns
The Case of the World Bank, Hans Dirk Koehler

The International Monetary Fund: Operational And Research Documentation, Donald F. Ross

The General Agreement on Tariffs And Trade And The World Trade Organization
Historical Overview, Present Structure And Functions of he WTO, Susan Hainsworth
Documentation and Publications of the GATT and WTO, Charles Eckman

La Francophonie: An Emerging International Governmental Organization, Juris Dilevko

International Nongovernmental Organizations and Civil Society, Peter I. Hajnal
Three Case Studies: OXFAM International; IUCN–the World Conservation Union;
Médecins Sans Frontières


ICAO Promotes Safety and Uniformity in Aeronautical Charting World-wide, David Lewtas

Archives, Markku Järvinen

Documentation in Microform, Robert W. Schaaf
Documentation in Microform and Alternative Formats: an Update, Michael McCaffrey-Noviss and Andrea Sevetson

Electronic Information Resources of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Elisa Mason


United Nations Information-gathering for Peace and Security, A. Walter Dorn

Recent Trends in Reference Services Involving International Organization Documents and Publications, Mary K. Fetzer

Citation Forms, Diane L. Garner

Bibliography, Compiled by Peter I. Hajnal and Gillian Clinton

Title: Shaping a New International Financial System: Challenges of Governance in a Globalizing World. The G8 and Global Governance Series.
Authors: Karl Kaiser, John J. Kirton and Joseph P. Daniels, eds.
Publisher: Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2000.
List Price: $74.95 Hardback. Available from Ashgate (www.ashgate.com/html/authorservices3.html)
ISBN: 0-7546-1412-3
Pages: 302


1. Introduction: Shaping a new international financial system: contributions and challenges.

Part I: The Crisis and its Legacies:
2. The G7 Summit's contribution: past, present and prospective;
3. The Asian crisis and its implications;
4. The G7, international finance and developing countries;
5. The dynamics of G7 leadership in crisis response and system reconstruction;

Part II: Constructing the New System:
6. Transparentizing the global money business: Glasnost or just another wild card in play?;
7. Global capital markets: maximising benefits, minimising risk;
8. The new financial architecture for the global economy;
9. The role of the International Monetary Fund as lender of last resort;

Part III: The Broader Issues:
10. Practicing exchange rate flexibility;
11. Can small countries keep their own money and floating exchange rates?;
12. From globalization to regionalism: the foreign direct investment dimension of international finance;
13. Challenges and contributions to the conventional wisdom;
Appendix: strengthening the international financial architecture report of G7 finance ministers to the Köln Economic Summit;

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