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2010 | 21 | 1-2 | 109-125
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THE IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF BUSINESSES (Wplyw ochrony srodowiska na konkurencyjnosc)

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The paper discusses empirical evidence on the relationship between environmental protection and economic performance. Traditionally, economists and managers perceived environmental regulations and pollution abatement as a cost burden on firms and a factor detrimental to their competitiveness and that of the entire economy. A new approach to this issue appeared at the beginning of the 1990s when Michael Porter suggested that properly designed environmental standards could stimulate innovation, which would decrease a firm's environmental impact while strengthening its competitiveness through improved productivity. Since Porter published his theory, there have been a growing number of theoretical and empirical papers examining his ideas. The author research findings do not justify the view of some politicians, economists and managers that environmental protection poses a threat to the competitiveness of enterprises and economies. On the other hand, there is no hard evidence supporting Porter's hypothesis. Presumably, environmental protection measures can be a competitiveness-boosting factor, but only under specific conditions.
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21
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1-2
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109-125
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  • Robert Kudlak, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Geografii Spoleczno-Ekonomicznej i Gospodarki Przestrzennej, ul. Dziegielowa 27, 61-680 Poznan, Poland.
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10PLAAAA078213
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