[Editor:] Preston, Lee E [Title:] Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy: A Research Annual Vol. 6 [ISBN:] 0-89232-499-6 [Publisher:] JAI Press [Place:] Greenwich, CT, US [Year:] 1984 [Pages:] --
JAI Press, Greenwich, CT, US
Research is undertaken to identify variables which might distinguish proactive from reactive regulatory strategies on the part of a sample of business firms engaged in industrial R&D. A discriminant analysis of the data reveals one function containing 17 factors which correctly classifies 95% of the cases in terms of their strategic regulatory response. The policy significance of each of the findings is discussed.