Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/222593
Authors: 
Filippini, Massimo
Srinivasan, Suchita
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Working Paper Series No. 20/338
Abstract: 
Voluntary approaches to environmental policy can contribute to stemming environmental degradation in developing countries with weak institutions. We evaluate the role of a behavioral anomaly, limited attention paid by owners or managers, in explaining the voluntary adoption of environmental certification by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the food and beverage industry in Vietnam. We find that firms where owners or managers were inattentive were 30 percentage points less likely to receive environmental certification. Moreover, this effect is larger for firms that were previously inspected for technical violations, and that exported or bribed, and it is weaker for household enterprises.
Subjects: 
Voluntary environmental standards
Limited attention
Small and medium enterprises
Food and beverage industry
Vietnam
JEL: 
D22
D83
D91
O13
Q56
Q59
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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