Small and Medium Sized Companies in Europe - Environmental Performance, Competitiveness and Management: International EU Case Studies
Edited by Hitchens, D.M.W.N., Trainor, M., Clausen, J., Thankappan, S., Marchi, B.d.
The environmental performance of SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises) is an
area of major policy concern. SMEs in Europe reports on factors influencing the
environmental performance of SMEs across four European countries: the UK, Ireland,
Germany and Italy. While there are a range of factors which are expected to influence
the take up of clean technology, this book focuses on three key hypotheses, namely firm
competitiveness, culture and use and availability of information and advice. The book is
unique as it is based on in-depths interviews conducted in 300 SMEs and an additional
postal survey with more than 800 replies.
Hardcover XIV, 236 pp, 20 illus ISBN 9783540401476
Study Background.- Method.- Industrial Sectors Considered.- Furniture Industry.- Textile
Finishing Industry.- Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry.- Sources of Advice (SOA).-
Cultural Attitudes.- Summary and Conclusions.- References.- Index.
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