Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Pravin Mallick; Victor Branagan; Matthew Mayer , pp. 60. ING/School of Engineering, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Pravin Mallick, Victor Branagan, Matthew Mayer
Titel / Title: The Business Case for Sustainability: An Investigation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the House Building Construction Sector in the UK and Sweden
Abstrakt Abstract:

This research explores the business case for sustainability as experienced by small and medium sized, house building construction companies in the UK and Sweden. The authors investigate what benefits, if any, these businesses have gained from adopting environmental and socially responsible business practices. The authors also set out to understand the barriers and drivers influencing the companies in respect of sustainability. The purpose of the thesis was to help sustainability practitioners in their work with the sector. The research had three separate strands of investigation; interviewing industry experts who had wide experience of the sector; interviews with companies that had some relevant experiences; and a detailed survey was sent to companies asking them to rate their experiences to date and estimate their future expectation on sustainability issues. The findings were collated, analyzed and an overview of the benefits, barriers and drivers for the sector were discussed. A sector specific strategic approach to dealing with the companies was presented for use by the practitioners.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business

Nyckelord / Keywords: sustainability, business case for sustainability, small and medium enterprises, house building construction, sustainability practitioner, strategic sustainable development

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/10/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Treva Wetherell
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: biz case june 4.pdf (781 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)