Research objectives and content:
In the discussion out economic globalisation, the issues of liberalising trade and investment are often linked to environmental standards. The project's objective is to provide insight into the forces driving the formulation of strategies in environmental management, especially environmental regulation. The project will undertake an analysis of international management strategies of independent power producers from Germany and the UK in an economic framework by quantitative and qualitative methods.
The project will rely on data in the public domain and company data. The results from the project will be valuable to companies, enabling them to anticipate and integrate regulation in their strategies. The project will be relevant to the standardisation of environmental and other regulation across national borders, particularly in the context of increasing harmonisation within the EU. It will inform governments, regulators and companies in developing strategies for sustainable development and enable them to assess the impact of national regulation on companies' international strategy.
Training content (objective, benefit and expected impact)
The research is for a PhD, to be completed within three years from October 1997. Training contents are research methodology, courses in industrial and regulatory economics and organisational behaviour. The objective is to enable me to start working as a researcher.
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