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Firms’ Private Action Towards Environmental Quality: Where Does Regulation Stand for Non-Adopters of Environment Management Practices?

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U. K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige ,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management

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M. Udugama

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of regulatory framework and legal system on the private action towards environmental quality among food processing firms in Sri Lanka. An Environment Regulation Responsiveness Index, reflecting compliance to solid waste management practices, was used as the measure of firms perception on environment regulation. The results highlight that compliance by the majority of firms was relatively low, especially among the small scale firms, suggesting that the decision maker on environment quality did not consider government regulation as an important factor to act on the environment. This calls for a critical revision and adjustments to the policy on environmental quality management both at the national and provincial level in order to promote voluntary action by firms.


Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol.(12-13)No. 1 (2010-2011) pp. 27-37

How to Cite: Jayasinghe-Mudalige, U.K. & Udugama, M., (2015). Firms’ Private Action Towards Environmental Quality: Where Does Regulation Stand for Non-Adopters of Environment Management Practices?. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics. 12, pp.27–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjae.v12i0.4595
Published on 03 Dec 2015.
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