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dc.contributor.authorSchaefer, Anja
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorBlundel, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-12T12:12:16Z
dc.date.available2020-05-04T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2020-05-12T12:12:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-10
dc.identifier.citationSchaefer A, Williams S, Blundel R (2020) 'Individual values and SME environmental engagement', Business and Society, 59 (4), pp.642-675.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0007-6503
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0007650317750134
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/623972
dc.description.abstractWe study the values on which managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) draw when constructing their personal and organizational-level engagement with environmental issues, particularly climate change. Values play an important mediating role in business environmental engagement, but relatively little research has been conducted on individual values in smaller organizations. Using the Schwartz Value System (SVS) as a framework for a qualitative analysis, we identify four “ideal-types” of SME managers and provide rich descriptions of the ways in which values shape their constructions of environmental engagement. In contrast to previous research, which is framed around a binary divide between self-enhancing and self-transcending values, our typology distinguishes between individuals drawing primarily on Power or on Achievement values and indicates how a combination of Achievement and Benevolence values is particularly significant in shaping environmental engagement. This demonstrates the theoretical usefulness of focusing on a complete range of values. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Ltden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0007650317750134en_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectindividual valuesen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental engagementen_US
dc.subjectSchwartz Values Systemen_US
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprisesen_US
dc.titleIndividual values and SME environmental engagementen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOpen Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.identifier.journalBusiness and Societyen_US
dc.date.updated2020-05-12T11:11:25Z
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