Environmental capabilities of small and medium sized enterprises: Towards transition to a low carbon economy in the East Midlands.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622041
Title:
Environmental capabilities of small and medium sized enterprises: Towards transition to a low carbon economy in the East Midlands.
Authors:
Baranova, Polina ( 0000-0002-6859-4314 ) ; Paterson, Fred ( 0000-0003-2898-6281 )
Abstract:
This paper presents the results of a survey-based study, which involved 120 small and medium sized enterprises in the East Midlands region of the UK, and aims to explore small and medium sized enterprises environmental practices, environmental capabilities and awareness of the regional support for green growth. Environmental capabilities of small and medium sized enterprises are found to be bound to energy efficiency projects, with very few small and medium sized enterprises having a strategic outlook toward developing these capabilities. The majority of small and medium sized enterprises did not access governmental grants to improve energy efficiency, and those who did accessed governmental rather than NGO or private sources. Around a third of small and medium sized enterprises did not invest in any form of Environmental Management System or Environmental Management Accreditation over the last two years. Environmental capabilities, which are considered to have a direct positive impact on cost reduction, are found to be attracting the highest demand from small and medium sized enterprises. The study offers a typology of small and medium sized enterprises environmental capabilities providing a valuable conceptual development in understanding the links between various environmental capabilities and their significance for the strategic success of an enterprise.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Baranova, P. and Paterson, F. (2017) 'Environmental capabilities of small and medium sized enterprises: Towards transition to a low carbon economy in the East Midlands.', Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit', Local Economy, 32 (8), pp. 835-853.
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622041
DOI:
10.1177/0269094217744494
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269094217744494
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
02690942
EISSN:
14709325
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Derby Business School

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dc.contributor.authorBaranova, Polinaen
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Freden
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-21T11:39:11Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-21T11:39:11Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-01-
dc.identifier.citationBaranova, P. and Paterson, F. (2017) 'Environmental capabilities of small and medium sized enterprises: Towards transition to a low carbon economy in the East Midlands.', Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit', Local Economy, 32 (8), pp. 835-853.en
dc.identifier.issn02690942-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0269094217744494-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622041-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the results of a survey-based study, which involved 120 small and medium sized enterprises in the East Midlands region of the UK, and aims to explore small and medium sized enterprises environmental practices, environmental capabilities and awareness of the regional support for green growth. Environmental capabilities of small and medium sized enterprises are found to be bound to energy efficiency projects, with very few small and medium sized enterprises having a strategic outlook toward developing these capabilities. The majority of small and medium sized enterprises did not access governmental grants to improve energy efficiency, and those who did accessed governmental rather than NGO or private sources. Around a third of small and medium sized enterprises did not invest in any form of Environmental Management System or Environmental Management Accreditation over the last two years. Environmental capabilities, which are considered to have a direct positive impact on cost reduction, are found to be attracting the highest demand from small and medium sized enterprises. The study offers a typology of small and medium sized enterprises environmental capabilities providing a valuable conceptual development in understanding the links between various environmental capabilities and their significance for the strategic success of an enterprise.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269094217744494en
dc.subjectEnvironmental capabilityen
dc.subjectGreen growthen
dc.subjectLow carbon economyen
dc.subjectRegional supporten
dc.subjectSmall and medium-sized enterprisesen
dc.subjectEast Midlandsen
dc.titleEnvironmental capabilities of small and medium sized enterprises: Towards transition to a low carbon economy in the East Midlands.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn14709325-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalLocal Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Uniten
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