Managing change toward environmental sustainability: a conceptual model in small and medium enterprises

Wiesner, Retha and Chadee, Doren and Best, Peter (2017) Managing change toward environmental sustainability: a conceptual model in small and medium enterprises. Organization and Environment. pp. 1-26.

Abstract

This article aims to develop a model for managing change toward environmental sustainability (ES) within small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by investigating the main ES change management actions evident from the ES journeys of SME ES champions. Using in-depth face-to-face interviews, the article draws from the ES change management experiences of a sample of 12 ES champions from the SME sector, as well as secondary organization–specific data. A multicase
design was adopted to develop the proposed model. A thematic content analysis identified 10 main change management actions along with a number of associated actions. The findings provide an empirically developed ES change management model and practical managerial ES
change management guidelines to SMEs embarking on an ES journey.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 05:08
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 23:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental sustainability, business sustainability, sustainability, change management, triple bottom line, SMEs, small and medium enterprise, sustainable management, environmental sustainability change
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1086026616689292
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33798

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