Intervention strategies to engage small and medium sized enterprise in environmental good practice

Parker, C., Redmond, J. and Simpson, M. 2008, Intervention strategies to engage small and medium sized enterprise in environmental good practice, in SME 2008 : Creating sustainable entrepreneurship eco-system and high performance SMEs : Proceedings of the 2008 Entrepreneurship Global Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Intervention strategies to engage small and medium sized enterprise in environmental good practice
Author(s) Parker, C.
Redmond, J.
Simpson, M.
Conference name SME-Entrepreneurship Global Conference (2008 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 3 - 4 July 2008
Title of proceedings SME 2008 : Creating sustainable entrepreneurship eco-system and high performance SMEs : Proceedings of the 2008 Entrepreneurship Global Conference
Editor(s) Buttigieg, Donna
Ndubisi, Nelson Oly
Publication date 2008
Conference series Entrepreneurship Global Conference
Publisher Monash University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
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 by businesses in the UK and 70% of all pollution. SMEs often have major problems with limited resources, limited knowledge and limited technical capabilities to deal with their own environmental impact. SMEs exhibit widely differing characteristics and behaviours where environmental issues are concerned. Yet under these conditions they are all expected to engage in environmentally responsible business for the greater good of society. Interventions that encourage good environmental behaviour are often polarised between regulation and legislation at one extreme and voluntary environmental agreements at the other. It is clear that a holistic mixture of interventions is necessary to achieve maximum engagement by all SMEs. This paper categorises the main behaviours observed in SMEs towards environmental issues and develops a selection or 'tool kit' of intervention strategies that might be deployed within each category of SME for maximum effect.
ISBN 9780732640064
Language eng
Field of Research 150314 Small Business Management
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, SME
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018044

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