Title: The development of environmental responsibility amongst Slovenian SMEs

Authors: Jozica Knez-Riedl

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Economics Maribor, University of Maribor, 2000 Maribor, Razlagova 14, Slovenia

Abstract: Slovenian SMEs are confronting increasing claims for accountability regarding environmental and social performance. To determine how environmentally responsible Slovenian SMEs were, in the period just before joining the EU (in May 2004), some aspects of their environmental management systems were investigated. The findings give some insights into the complexity of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the SME context.

Keywords: environmental responsibility; sustainability; EU; European Union; SMEs; Slovenia; small and medium-sized enterprises; environmental management; corporate social responsibility; CSR; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2008.017393

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2008 Vol.6 No.1, pp.103 - 113

Published online: 04 Mar 2008 *

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