There are two primary but different methods of controlling behavior, whether it is the behavior of individuals or corporations: to incentivize it or to regulate it. Governments are in a unique position to employ either or both options because of their ability to pass regulatory schemes and to extend tax incentives. This Article analyzes the two methods of shaping corporate behavior, examining the regulation issue through the case of the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd–Frank Act and examining the taxation issue through several examples of corporate tax incentives.
Margaret Ryznar and Karen E. Woody,
A Framework on Mandating Versus Incentivizing Corporate Social Responsibility,
98 Marq. L. Rev. 1667
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/mulr/vol98/iss4/6