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Article: Engaging Hong Kong businesses in environmental change: Drivers and barriers

TitleEngaging Hong Kong businesses in environmental change: Drivers and barriers
Authors
KeywordsBarriers
Corporate environmental management
Incentives
ISO 14001
Regulation
Small and medium-sized enterprises
SMEs
Voluntary initiatives
Issue Date2006
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/bse
Citation
Business Strategy And The Environment, 2006, v. 15 n. 6, p. 416-431 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong's businesses have been slow to embrace environmental management principles, particularly in the SME sector. This article analyses key barriers and incentives to engaging Hong Kong businesses with voluntary environmental initiatives and compares their relevance for companies of different sizes. As in other countries, SMEs show a much lower uptake of such activities than larger companies. Their approach towards environmental management is predominantly reactive, and legislation remains the key driver for engaging them with environmental change. Inadequate government policy and support, societal attitudes and corporate culture all contribute significantly to the comparatively poor development of corporate environmental management among Hong Kong companies. As long as most SMEs regard voluntary environmental activities as costly and unnecessary 'extras' that endanger their competitiveness and detract resources from their core business without offering any tangible benefits, fundamental improvements in their environmental performance will be difficult to achieve. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89704
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.479
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.873
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dc.contributor.authorWelford, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorHills, Pen_HK
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong's businesses have been slow to embrace environmental management principles, particularly in the SME sector. This article analyses key barriers and incentives to engaging Hong Kong businesses with voluntary environmental initiatives and compares their relevance for companies of different sizes. As in other countries, SMEs show a much lower uptake of such activities than larger companies. Their approach towards environmental management is predominantly reactive, and legislation remains the key driver for engaging them with environmental change. Inadequate government policy and support, societal attitudes and corporate culture all contribute significantly to the comparatively poor development of corporate environmental management among Hong Kong companies. As long as most SMEs regard voluntary environmental activities as costly and unnecessary 'extras' that endanger their competitiveness and detract resources from their core business without offering any tangible benefits, fundamental improvements in their environmental performance will be difficult to achieve. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.en_HK
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dc.rightsBusiness Strategy and the Environment. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectBarriersen_HK
dc.subjectCorporate environmental managementen_HK
dc.subjectIncentivesen_HK
dc.subjectISO 14001en_HK
dc.subjectRegulationen_HK
dc.subjectSmall and medium-sized enterprisesen_HK
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dc.subjectVoluntary initiativesen_HK
dc.titleEngaging Hong Kong businesses in environmental change: Drivers and barriersen_HK
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