The Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Marginal Strategic Challenge?

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This paper analyses the influence of environmental management in the managerial perception in small and medium-sized enterprises as a competitive opportunity, and the effect of this managerial perception in the adoption of a higher proactive environmental management. It also shows that the link between environmental management and financial performance is neither necessary direct nor single, but it may depends on a mediating variable, the competitive advantage. A matrix inspired by Boiral’s research works is used to visualize the different types of environmental involvement of these organizations. The aim of this paper is to present a snapshot of the reality of environmental management in small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 474-476)

Edited by:

Garry Zhu

Pages:

1887-1892

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.474-476.1887

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H. Wang "The Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Marginal Strategic Challenge?", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 474-476, pp. 1887-1892, 2011

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April 2011

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