By Ann Rappaport
Pollution prevention is the environmentally correct concept of the decade, yet, its practice falls short of what is technically and economically feasible. Using case studies as a research technique, this work examines how and why development and transfer of pollution prevention technology occurs in a multinational corporation. This unique approach to pollution prevention synthesizes knowledge from several disciplines and focuses on the demands of managing technology. Research results show that development of pollution prevention technology embodies very different challenges from the difficulties that must be overcome in transferring a pollution prevention development to multiple locations.