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Understanding Factors That Influence Small Business Participation In Environmental Improvement Activities: A Study Of Businesses Involved With The Eco-Efficiency Centre’s Environmental And Energy Review Program.

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dc.contributor.author Waters, Cynthia Ellen
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-15T11:29:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-15T11:29:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13074
dc.description.abstract Small businesses have on the whole fallen behind in attempts to reduce environmental impact and have been noted to face particular challenges in undertaking and implementing environmental improvements in their operations. With this recognition, programs have been created to encourage businesses to reduce their environmental impact. Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eco-Efficiency Centre (EEC), Environmental and Energy Review Program provides awareness and guides small businesses in methods to undertake environmental improvements. Examining a sample of businesses involved with the EEC program, the objective of this research is to understand what motivates micro and small-sized businesses to improve their environmental performance and explore the challenges they face in the process. By analysing the motivations and challenges to reducing environmental impact, it is anticipated this research may help programs and policy makers and better encourage businesses to undertake environmental improvements. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Understanding Factors That Influence Small Business Participation In Environmental Improvement Activities: A Study Of Businesses Involved With The Eco-Efficiency Centre’s Environmental And Energy Review Program. en_US
dc.date.defence 2010-08-18
dc.contributor.department School of Resource & Environmental Studies en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Environmental Studies en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Peggy Cunningham en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Peter Tyedmers en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Jack R. Duffy en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Michelle Adams en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Solveig Madsen en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Ray Côté en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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