Applied Environmental Research

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This paper analyzes the determinants of environmental management transfer and environ-mental performance by Japanese firms in Thailand. For sustainable development, all actors need to contribute to the reduction of environmental loads. This requirement is part of a corporate social responsibility. Data obtained from a questionnaire survey onJapanese subsi-diaries in Thailandareused in the analysis. Government regulation, environmental strategy, organization and environmental performance are the key factors in the analytical framework. This paper uses ordinary least square (OLS) method for estimation. The results of the analy-sis indicate that the environmental management system and green procurement by parent firms are significantly related to the international transfer of these practices. Top leadership and the goal of environmental management in the subsidiary are also significantly related to the transfer.The emphasis of environmental strategy leads to improved environmental perfor-mance. Specifically,water and air performance are related to top initiative. In contrast, CO2and waste performance are related to the priority of environmental management.This paper presentsnew findings in environmental management.

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