Situating leadership to develop CSR sustainable practices within an SME context

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Title Situating leadership to develop CSR sustainable practices within an SME context
Author Stewart, Heather -Jane; Gapp, Rodney Peter
Publication Title BAM 2011 Conference Proceedings
Editor Timothy Clark
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher BAM
Abstract The role small to medium enterprises (SME) plays in both society and business is significant. While there has been interest in this area in terms of its role in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business practices it is still a fertile area for investigation. Through previous research an SME with strong credentials in the practise of CSR and sustainability has been identified. Within the analysis of a qualitative case study based on this business a link between leadership and the successful uptake of CSR and sustainability was found. By exploring this link and the transformations that occurred in the business journey to sustainability it has been possible to model Hersey and Blanchard’s situational leadership theory to the process. These findings provide a platform for further research on effective ways of both understanding and developing CSR and sustainable practice within the SME context.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 British Academy of Management (BAM). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
ISBN 9780954960834
Conference name 25th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management Conference (BAM2011)
Location Birmingham, United Kingdom
Date From 2011-09-13
Date To 2011-09-15
Date Accessioned 2012-01-23; 2012-08-09T22:33:57Z
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Small Business Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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