Managing environmental sustainability in SMEs: learning from the stars: a research report on developing a best practice framework for managing environmental sustain-ability in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)

Wiesner, Retha and Chadee, Doren and Best, Peter J. and Poole, Nicci (2010) Managing environmental sustainability in SMEs: learning from the stars: a research report on developing a best practice framework for managing environmental sustain-ability in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Project Report. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The main objectives of this study were to examine firstly, how the management of practices and capabilities of environmental sustainability are developed, maintained and managed in SME‘environmental sustainability leaders’, with the view to develop a conceptual framework for environmental sustainability (ES) change management in Australian SMEs. These ‘star’ SMEs or‘sustainability leaders’ have distinguished themselves as recognised leaders in implementing environmental sustainability initiatives. Secondly, this study examined what learning in particular is involved in developing environmental change practices and capabilities; thirdly,how this learning might be fostered by other leaders and professional accountants in SMEs.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ project, prepared for CPA Australia.
Depositing User: Prof Peter Best
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 04:15
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 03:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: SME; environmental sustainability; change management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960601 Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18578

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