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Justifying non-compliance. A case study of a Norwegian biotech firm

Corneliussen, Filippa (2004) Justifying non-compliance. A case study of a Norwegian biotech firm. CARR Discussion Papers (DP 20). Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753017709

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This paper draws on an incident of non-compliance in a Norwegian biotech firm to explore the justification behind regulatory infringement in a small, high-tech organisation. A number of interpretations are possible: the firm may lack attention, ability or knowledge to comply; it may have violated the regulations on the basis of principled disagreement, or on the basis of an interpretation of adequate compliance; the non-compliance may have resulted from a rational calculation of risks and opportunities. Rather than supporting one particular interpretation, the case study highlights the very complex, messy and 'un-boxable' nature of firm behaviour.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2004 The Author
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Risk & Regulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2011 16:11
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 00:53

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