Title: The present status of sustainability concept implementation by businesses in selected industries in the Slovak republic
Authors: Marková, Viera
Lesníková, Petra
Kaščáková, Alena
Vinczeová, Miroslava
Citation: E+M. Ekonomie a Management = Economics and Management. 2017, č. 3, s. 101-117.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Technická univerzita v Liberci
Document type: článek
URI: www.ekonomie-management.cz/download/1507051170_4702/07_THE+PRESENT+STATUS+OF+SUSTAINABILITY+CONCEPT+IMPLEMENTATION.pdf
ISSN: 2336-5604 (Online)
1212-3609 (Print)
Keywords: trvalá udržitelnost;motivy implementace;hierarchická cluster analýza
Keywords in different language: business sustainability;motives of implementation;hierarchical cluster analysis
Abstract in different language: On a macro level, a concept of sustainable development was fi rst known in context of the larger societal development and the assurance of future generational needs. Nowadays many of individuals, companies, and other organizations are becoming aware of a need of another specifi c approach to living, manufacturing and doing business. The term of sustainable development has also increasingly been used on a micro level. For a business, these practices imply an effort to incorporate the social and environmental issues into the business model while simultaneously achieving longterm business growth and effi ciency. The aim of the paper is, based on the analysis of sustainability concept implementation by businesses in selected industries, to identify the underlying motives and barriers to concept implementation in practice. The motives leading to sustainability concept implementation were found by means of comparison with foreign research. Another objective was to underline the most frequently used tools supporting business sustainability in particular areas and as a whole. By means of a hierarchical cluster analysis we provide a more comprehensive view of businesses´ approach to a sustainability concept. Through the objectives of this paper we have formulated six hypotheses. To verify the hypotheses we used the statistical method of analysis. By use of a questionnaire survey, we analyzed 455 businesses belonging to selected industries. The results indicated several options to improve the current state of sustainability implementation which would be benefi cial for both businesses as well as the wider environment. The solution for the indicated problems, however, requires not only participation of the business sector but also the interaction of the state.
Rights: © Technická univerzita v Liberci
CC BY-NC 4.0
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