ORGANIZATIONAL EVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL in the NEW YORK REGION

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Non‐technological factors related to the behavior and characteristics of organizations involved in pollution control are explored here as to their importance as determinants or indicators of the level of pollution control effectiveness. Methods of evaluating the existing level of effectiveness are developed and tested using the response of a selected set of industrial establishments to state water pollution abatement action in the New York Region from 1966 to 1971. The compliance of 209 manufacturing establishments to state abatement orders in the New York Region is evaluated with respect to selected organizational and industrial characteristics and characteristics of the firms'socioeconomic environment. The influence of state policies arid programs is also discussed. It was found that the degree of compliance to state abatement action by industry in the Region is positively related to organization size, the extent of waste generation, the wealth and size of the town in which the firm is located, and the availability of waste treatment facilities in the town. The age of the firm was not related to compliance. The structure of state abatement scheduling also influences the degree of compliance. The methods of analysis used here provide a basis for a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of pollution control as an alternative to the case by case approach that is currently being used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1210-1224
Number of pages15
JournalJAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973

Fingerprint

water pollution
pollution control
compliance
waste treatment
manufacturing
evaluation
industry
firm
method
analysis

Keywords

  • Industrial wastes
  • water management
  • water pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology

Cite this

@article{d7c85bf3d1cd4916ab6ce00764d6bbcc,
title = "ORGANIZATIONAL EVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL in the NEW YORK REGION",
abstract = "ABSTRACT: Non‐technological factors related to the behavior and characteristics of organizations involved in pollution control are explored here as to their importance as determinants or indicators of the level of pollution control effectiveness. Methods of evaluating the existing level of effectiveness are developed and tested using the response of a selected set of industrial establishments to state water pollution abatement action in the New York Region from 1966 to 1971. The compliance of 209 manufacturing establishments to state abatement orders in the New York Region is evaluated with respect to selected organizational and industrial characteristics and characteristics of the firms'socioeconomic environment. The influence of state policies arid programs is also discussed. It was found that the degree of compliance to state abatement action by industry in the Region is positively related to organization size, the extent of waste generation, the wealth and size of the town in which the firm is located, and the availability of waste treatment facilities in the town. The age of the firm was not related to compliance. The structure of state abatement scheduling also influences the degree of compliance. The methods of analysis used here provide a basis for a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of pollution control as an alternative to the case by case approach that is currently being used.",
keywords = "Industrial wastes, water management, water pollution",
author = "Rae Zimmerman",
year = "1973",
doi = "10.1111/j.1752-1688.1973.tb05859.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "9",
pages = "1210--1224",
journal = "Journal of the American Water Resources Association",
issn = "1093-474X",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - ORGANIZATIONAL EVALUATION OF INDUSTRIAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL in the NEW YORK REGION

AU - Zimmerman, Rae

PY - 1973

Y1 - 1973

N2 - ABSTRACT: Non‐technological factors related to the behavior and characteristics of organizations involved in pollution control are explored here as to their importance as determinants or indicators of the level of pollution control effectiveness. Methods of evaluating the existing level of effectiveness are developed and tested using the response of a selected set of industrial establishments to state water pollution abatement action in the New York Region from 1966 to 1971. The compliance of 209 manufacturing establishments to state abatement orders in the New York Region is evaluated with respect to selected organizational and industrial characteristics and characteristics of the firms'socioeconomic environment. The influence of state policies arid programs is also discussed. It was found that the degree of compliance to state abatement action by industry in the Region is positively related to organization size, the extent of waste generation, the wealth and size of the town in which the firm is located, and the availability of waste treatment facilities in the town. The age of the firm was not related to compliance. The structure of state abatement scheduling also influences the degree of compliance. The methods of analysis used here provide a basis for a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of pollution control as an alternative to the case by case approach that is currently being used.

AB - ABSTRACT: Non‐technological factors related to the behavior and characteristics of organizations involved in pollution control are explored here as to their importance as determinants or indicators of the level of pollution control effectiveness. Methods of evaluating the existing level of effectiveness are developed and tested using the response of a selected set of industrial establishments to state water pollution abatement action in the New York Region from 1966 to 1971. The compliance of 209 manufacturing establishments to state abatement orders in the New York Region is evaluated with respect to selected organizational and industrial characteristics and characteristics of the firms'socioeconomic environment. The influence of state policies arid programs is also discussed. It was found that the degree of compliance to state abatement action by industry in the Region is positively related to organization size, the extent of waste generation, the wealth and size of the town in which the firm is located, and the availability of waste treatment facilities in the town. The age of the firm was not related to compliance. The structure of state abatement scheduling also influences the degree of compliance. The methods of analysis used here provide a basis for a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of pollution control as an alternative to the case by case approach that is currently being used.

KW - Industrial wastes

KW - water management

KW - water pollution

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84977400461&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84977400461&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1973.tb05859.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1973.tb05859.x

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84977400461

VL - 9

SP - 1210

EP - 1224

JO - Journal of the American Water Resources Association

JF - Journal of the American Water Resources Association

SN - 1093-474X

IS - 6

ER -