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Applying Strategic Sustainability: For Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are an underutilised sector to disseminating sustainability within communities. Entrepreneurs are action-oriented individuals who enjoy challenges and act upon environmental feedback, making them ideal change agents. However, there is a lack of tools specifically targeted towards SMEs to help them act strategically towards sustainability. In order to support entrepreneurs and motivate them into becoming catalysts for change towards sustainability the research team identified the need to provide them with a customized tool. The tool will be focused towards entrepreneurs interested in starting up new businesses with a core strategy of sustainable development. If the entrepreneur is able to apply sustainability at the beginning of their business venture, it reduces the need for later corrections. The research examines what is needed in a tool to support entrepreneurs and how to encourage them through the conception of adopting sustainable strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 116 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Business, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Business Incubator, Entrepreneurishiip, The Natural Step, Sustainable Development
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3015Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex86E6AB34CB6EE6EEC125751A0009CC64OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-3015DiVA: diva2:830310
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Renee Simard #1066 Amphion St., Victoria, BC V8S 4G3 Rachelle McElroy 637 Cowper St. Victoria, BC V9A 2E8 Itzel Orozco 1138 E 22nd Ave Eugene OR 97403 United States

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