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A view from the bottom of the pyramid: drivers of corporate environmentalism in developing countries
Drawing on perspectives from stakeholder, resource dependence, institutional and resource based theories and using a multiple-case inductive study, this research examines the drivers of corporate environmentalism in ...
Testing for benefit transfer in valuation of ecosystem services in New Zealand winegrowing regions
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance., 2008)
Benefit transfer (BT) is a pragmatic way of estimating values by transferring values from existing valuation studies to a target area of interest if there are limited resources or funding available to carry out an original ...
Vegetation protection: some economic analysis
(New Zealand Association of Economists, 1992-08)
Possums, a native of Australia, were first liberated in New Zealand in 1858 to provide a source of fur. Today they number about 70 million and few parts of the country have not been invaded by possums. Possums have well ...
Biodiversity protection: measurement of output
(Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 1999)
The term biodiversity conservation can be applied to efforts to conserve genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. This paper focuses on efforts to conserve species and ecosystem diversity. Efforts to ...
Output measurement in evaluation of ecosystem protection programmes
(Environmental Economics Research Group. Department of Economics, University of Stirling, UK, 1995-06)
Protection of species and ecosystems from damage by introduced species typically involves use of taxpayer funds. Governments are increasingly concerned to ensure value for money is achieved, and request evaluation of these ...
Ecosystem services review of water projects
(Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2010)
Water projects are typically evaluated using benefit cost analysis. Ecosystem services are the direct and indirect benefits that people obtain from ecosystems. Many of these benefits are ignored in benefit cost analysis, ...
Prioritising and evaluating biodiversity projects
(Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Lincoln University, 2011)
Funds available for biodiversity projects are scarce. Choices must therefore be made on how to use limited resources most effectively, and such decisions should be based on clear and measurable objectives for achievement ...
Factors influencing trialing of agroforestry in smallholder farming in Zambia
Research has shown that agroforestry has potential to improve land productivity and increase crop yields to enable subsistence farmers move out of poverty. In addition, implementing agroforestry would reduce pressure on ...
Quantifying and enhancing ecosystem services on farmland
(Lincoln University, 2009)
Ecosystems have functions, and these functions provide many services that are valued by humans. This presentation is an overview of ecosystem services, and includes coverage of ecological functions and benefits, value to ...
Economic assessment: proposed Ashburton catchment flow regime change
Key topics include an economic assessment and consideration of ecosystem services. Provisioning services, regulating services and cultural services are given along with benefit and cost changes.