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The Relationship among Government, Enterprise, and Public in Environmental Governance from the Perspective of Multi-Player Evolutionary Game

Chen, Yingxin and Zhang, Jing and Tadikamalla, Pandu R. and Gao, Xutong (2019) The Relationship among Government, Enterprise, and Public in Environmental Governance from the Perspective of Multi-Player Evolutionary Game. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (18). p. 3351. ISSN 1660-4601

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Environmental governance is an important component of the national governance system. China’s current environmental problems are particularly complex. How to let the government, enterprises, and the public participate in environmental governance is the key to enhance the ability of environmental governance. Based on the evolutionary game theory, the interaction and influencing factors among enterprise pollution control, government supervision, and public participation are analyzed, and the empirical analysis is carried out based on China’s 30 provincial panel data from 2009 to 2018. The research results show that government supervision has a positive effect on the environmental governance and can urge enterprises to actively perform pollution control. The effect of government supervision is constrained by the income and cost of enterprises, and the penalties for passive pollution control should be raised. At the same time, improving the government’s reputation loss can effectively stimulate the government’s environmental supervision behavior. Public participation significantly promotes the governance effect of three industrial wastes, and the enthusiasm of public participation is closely related to participation cost and psychological benefits. Public participation can replace government supervision to a certain extent. The interaction between government and public has a positive effect on environmental governance. The research results will help to build an effective environmental governance system and improve environmental governance performance and public satisfaction.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chen, Yingxin
Zhang, Jing
Tadikamalla, Pandu R.pandu@pitt.edupandu
Gao, Xutong
Date: 11 September 2019
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume: 16
Number: 18
Publisher: MDPI AG
Page Range: p. 3351
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3390/ijerph16183351
Schools and Programs: Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business > Business Administration
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: nvironmental governance, public participation, government supervision, multi-player evolutionary game, participation mechanism
ISSN: 1660-4601
Official URL:
Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 15:37
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 15:37


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