There are three theories of regulatory compliance that I would like to introduce and probably will spend some time describing in future blog posts but for the time being let me just introduce them.
The three theories of regulatory compliance are the following: Responsive regulation (Ayers & Braithwaite, 1992); Socio-economic (Sutinen & Kuperan, 1999); and Diminishing returns (Fiene, 2019). These three theories help to provide the basic parameters of regulatory compliance within regulatory science. Each deals with a specific parameter of regulatory compliance when it comes to approaches, measurement, and analyses. A great deal has been written about each of these theories by viewing the many search engines available to regulatory scientists and licensing researchers.
For the interested regulatory scientist and/or licensing researcher, I would suggest beginning with the three publications below as a starting point:
Ayers, I. & Braithwaite, J. (1992). Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate. New York: Oxford University Press.
Sutinen, J.G. and Kuperan, K. (1999) A Socio-Economic Theory of Regulatory Compliance. International Journal of Social Economics, 26, 174-193.
Fiene, R. (2019). A treatise on Regulatory Compliance. Journal of Regulatory Science, Volume 7, 2019. https://doi.org/10.21423/jrs-v07fiene