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Review of interventions to encourage SMEs to make environmental improvements

Parker, Craig, Redmond, Janice and Simpson, Mike 2009, Review of interventions to encourage SMEs to make environmental improvements, Environment and planning C : Government & policy, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 279-301.

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Title Review of interventions to encourage SMEs to make environmental improvements
Author(s) Parker, Craig
Redmond, Janice
Simpson, Mike
Journal name Environment and planning C : Government & policy
Volume number 27
Issue number 2
Start page 279
End page 301
Total pages 24
Publisher Pion
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0263-774X
1472-3425
Keyword(s) small and medium enterprises
small business
environmental improvement
government policy
interventions
Summary Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an important part of the world economy but they are thought to be responsible for around 60% of all carbon dioxide emissions and 70% of all pollution. SMEs often have major problems with limited resources, limited knowledge, and limited technical capabilities to deal with their own negative environmental impact. SMEs exhibit widely differing characteristics and commitment where environmental issues are concerned. Yet under these conditions they are all expected to engage in environmental improvement. Interventions that encourage environmental improvement are often polarised between regulation and legislation at one extreme and voluntary environmental agreement at the other. It is clear that a holistic mixture of interventions is necessary to achieve maximum engagement and environmental improvement by all SMEs. In this paper we categorise the different levels of environmental commitment observed in SMEs and develop a selection or ‘toolkit’ of intervention strategies that might be deployed within each category of SME.
Language eng
Field of Research 150314 Small Business Management
050205 Environmental Management
050209 Natural Resource Management
Socio Economic Objective 960703 Environmental Education and Awareness
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
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