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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Geography

Title

Environmental performance of foreign direct investment (FDI) companies in the pearl river delta region (PRDR): A case study of Dongguan city

Language

English

Abstract

The environmental performance of foreign direct investment (FDI) companies in the Pearl River Delta Region (PRDR) is examined through a case study of Dongguan City. The influence of host governments, regional/international organisations and export markets is highlighted in the analysis of environmental management systems of the FDI companies. The majority of FDI companies in the region lack effective systems and measures for environmental management. The environmental governance of the host country, the environment-related legislation and policies of the main export markets, and the social responsibility of the company owners are major factors that influence the environmental performance of the FDI companies. A combination of the quality of host government decision making in relation to sustainable development and the high degree of social responsibility and environmental awareness of individual FDI companies is crucial not only to achieving better overall environmental performance but also to achieving better environmental quality in the PRDR. © 2011 Geographical Society of New South Wales Inc.

Keywords

China, Environmental performance, FDI, The PRDR

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Australian Geographer

Volume

42

Issue

1

Start Page

79

End Page

93

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

00049182

ISSN (electronic)

14653311

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