Managing change for environmental sustainability in Queensland manufacturing SMEs: an overview

Mahmud, Z. (2013) Managing change for environmental sustainability in Queensland manufacturing SMEs: an overview. In: 3rd Malaysian Postgraduate Conference (MPC 2013), 4-5 Jul 2013, Sydney, Australia.

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This is an overview of research proposal in studying small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that significantly contribute to the economic development of most countries and they are vitally important for a healthy dynamic market economy. An increase in awareness of environmental issues and improvements has influenced the demand for and development of environmentally friendly business practices. The main objective of the research is to explore the environmental change management process within Queensland manufacturing SME environmental sustainability (ES) champions. The study attempts to address a gap in the literature regarding ES change management in manufacturing SMEs and tries to fill a practical gap in the manufacturing SME sector by providing some ES strategies for SMEs. Outcomes are expected to contribute to research by improving practical understanding of how to optimise organisational change capabilities in relation to sustainability within the context of manufacturing SMEs. This research is designed to adopt an interpretive paradigm using qualitative methodology in order to examine the change management processes.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This proceedings are open to public.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 04:08
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMEs; ES; environmental sustainability champions; change management
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091002 Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8698 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing > 869899 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing not elsewhere classified

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