Journal article

To what extent do third parties influence business compliance ?

Vibeke Lehmann Nielsen, Christine Parker

JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

Regulatory scholars have increasingly observed that it is not only public regulatory agencies and official enforcement action that motivate and enforce businesses' compliance with the law; in many situations, certain third parties may have greater capacity and power to motivate and enforce compliance with the law than do official regulatory agencies. This paper examines the extent to which businesses' worries about, and perceptions of pressure from, various third parties influence their internal compliance management activities and moral commitment in relation to complying with the objectives of competition and consumer protection law. Using data from a survey of 999 large Australian busines..

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