Title
Sustainability as a management process for SMEs : analysis of existing tools in Flanders and best-of-breed proposal Sustainability as a management process for SMEs : analysis of existing tools in Flanders and best-of-breed proposal
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
uwf - UmweltWirtschaftsForum
Volume/pages
(2015) , p. 1-9
ISSN
0943-3481
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In this article the authors present their on-going research on a generic best-of-breed sustainability management process and toolkit for SMEs, based on an extensive comparative analysis of existing Flemish and Dutch sustainability management tools, literature and consultancy practices. The proposed best-of-breed process and toolkit will enable managers to plan and monitor sustainability implementation, to innovate/optimize their products and processes and also to rethink and innovate the existing business models. To facilitate SME managers to prioritize correctly, the authors define the main topics a toolkit should address. With this research, the authors aim to contribute to the development of literature about sustainability implementation and development in small and medium-sized enterprises in a European setting.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/6a2f5c/129006.pdf
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