Help remembering the specific term for the following would be very much appreciated!
The following: When a government implements a tax/regulation that is too low in stringency, the new policy may not be sufficient for those that deal with the new policy within a firm (i.e. environmental officer/accountant/compliance staff) to elevate the issue to those who decide on firm-level investment and direction issues (i.e. board members/directors etc.).
In my specific context - the implementation of low levels of new environmental regulation may not be sufficient to stimulate increased investment/focus on innovation (via the mechanism proposed in Porter and Linde (1995)) since it is less likely to overcome the organisational communication barriers.