A research report on developing an initial best practice framework for managing environmental sustainability change in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)

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Wiesner, Retha, Chadee, Doren and Best, Peter. 2010. A research report on developing an initial best practice framework for managing environmental sustainability change in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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A research report on developing an initial best practice framework for managing environmental sustainability change in Australian small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)

Report TypeProject report
Research Report CategoryIndustry
AuthorsWiesner, Retha (Author), Chadee, Doren (Author) and Best, Peter (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages45
Year2010
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Abstract

Professional accountants are an integral part of business management, and they are increasingly being called upon to take a more active role in ensuring that SMEs are sustainable. This study will assist accountants in this challenge.

The main objectives of this study were to examine: firstly, how the management of practices and capabilities of environmental sustainability are developed, maintained and managed in SME ‘environmental sustainability leaders’, with the view to develop a conceptual framework for environmental sustainability (ES) change management in Australian SMEs. These ‘star’ SMEs or ‘sustainability leaders’ have distinguished themselves as recognised leaders in implementing environmental sustainability initiatives. Secondly this study examined what learning in particular is involved in developing environmental change practices and capabilities; thirdly, how this learning might be fostered by other leaders and professional accountants in SMEs.

Semi-structured interviews have been conducted with CEOs/MDs and other management staff involved in the management of sustainability in twelve Queensland SME sustainability leaders. By conducting a content analysis, emerging codes, themes and comparative development of key logics were analysed in order to develop an initial conceptual best practice framework which can be used for driving ES initiatives in SMEs.

In relation to the first research objective, four stages of managing environmental sustainability (ES) change have been distinguished in this report including: the design for ES; internalising ES in the culture of the organisation; implementation; and becoming a leader in ES. Several components associated with each of these stages have been identified in the course of this research. The design stage comprises four main activities, including setting the foundations of success, developing the business case for ES; establishing a strategic orientation to environmental sustainability; and utilising strategic change capabilities.

The internalisation stage comprises two components: utilising strategic change capabilities and developing an ES Culture through creating conditions that motivate desired ES behaviour.
The implementation stage consists of three main components: the implementation of ES change initiatives; the identification of barriers and overcoming these barriers; and integrating external support for ES initiatives.
The main focus of the final stage is on becoming a leader in ES. Two main components are associated with this stage, including: the achievement of economic, social (human resource and community) and environmental sustainability outcomes; and becoming known as a renowned ES leader. The activities associated with the various components are discussed in detail in this report, culminating in a best practice framework for managing environmental sustainability titled: the ‘Leaders in Managing Environmental Sustainability’ framework.
SME environmental sustainability leaders offered the following advice to SMEs and accountants in SMEs: understand your business and be clear about why you are doing it; be strategic about it and build it in your business model; take manageable steps; make it about the triple bottom line—people, profitability and the environment; find a way to work ‘on’ your business; engage a sustainability leader; make it simple, start small and do it; target the big areas first and work your way down; engage people and make them part of the change; make ES part of the culture and belief system of the organisation; start with process improvement and understand the processes; focus and do it well; pursue support from government agencies; learn from your mistakes and from others; find relevant information; participate in ecoBiz initiatives; and continue and revisit environmental sustainability progress ever so often.

Since the framework in our study has been developed as a situational analysis of existing SME environmental sustainability leaders, accountants could benefit from drawing on the experiences and successes of these firms in further achieving the goals of developing mechanisms to access and engage with senior executives; and developing a ‘borderless mind’ through ‘thinking out of the box’. The results and associated best practice framework in this report has the potential to assist accountants with implementing innovative approaches to managing environmental sustainability. This report supports the notion that ‘sustainability is the future’ and provides accountants with useful guidelines in fulfilling the critical role of managing environmental assets.

KeywordsEnvironmental Sustainability, change management, small and medium enterprises, SMEs
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350503. Human resources management
Public Notes

This project was conducted with the support of a Small Business Grant from CPA Australia.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Management and Marketing
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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Raman, Revti and Chadee, Doren. 2007. "Offshoring of IT services: a survey of the literature and towards a new research agenda." Rose, E. L. and Fisher, G. (ed.) 2007 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference: Institutions and Organisations in an International Context (ANZIBA 2007). Newcastle, Australia 09 - 10 Nov 2007 Sydney, Australia.
International outsourcing of information technology services: review and future directions
Chadee, Doren and Raman, Revti. 2009. "International outsourcing of information technology services: review and future directions." International Marketing Review. 26 (4), pp. 411-438. https://doi.org/10.1108/02651330910971968
Contemporary issues and emerging themes in leadership
Wiesner, Retha. 2008. "Contemporary issues and emerging themes in leadership." Parnos, Carmen (ed.) Super leaders of Australia. Melbourne, Australia. Carmen Parnos. pp. 25-41
Managing change: mental models of SME managers
Wiesner, Retha and Poole, Nicci. 2009. "Managing change: mental models of SME managers." SEAANZ 2009: Start Small - Think Big. Wellington, New Zealand 31 Aug - 02 Sep 2009 Wellington, New Zealand.
How market research can help grow your business
Chadee, Doren and Miller, Karen. 2008. "How market research can help grow your business ." Wine Business Magazine.
The relevance and irrelevance of the brand for small and medium wine enterprises
Miller, Karen and Chadee, Doren. 2008. "The relevance and irrelevance of the brand for small and medium wine enterprises." Small Enterprise Research. 16 (2), pp. 32-44.
A framework for assessing the effectiveness of performance measurement practices
Hampson, Veronica M.-M. and Best, Peter J.. 2005. "A framework for assessing the effectiveness of performance measurement practices." 3rd Conference On Performance Measurement And Management Control. Nice, France 22 - 23 Sep 2005
Higher educational services exports: sources of growth of asian students in US and UK
Chadee, Doren and Naidoo, Vikash. 2009. "Higher educational services exports: sources of growth of asian students in US and UK." Service Business: an international journal. 3 (2), pp. 173-187. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11628-008-0041-7
Continuous fraud detection in enterprise systems through audit trial analysis
Best, Peter J., Rikhardsson, Pall and Toleman, Mark. 2009. "Continuous fraud detection in enterprise systems through audit trial analysis." Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law. 4 (1), pp. 39-60.
The accounting information systems curriculum: compliance with IFAC requirements
Chayeb, Lwana and Best, Peter J.. 2005. "The accounting information systems curriculum: compliance with IFAC requirements." International Conference on Innovation in Accounting Teaching and Learning (2005). Hobart, Australia 06 - 08 Feb 2005 Hobart, Australia.
Information systems audit and control issues with enterprise management systems: qualitative evidence
Green, Peter F., Best, Peter J., Indulska, Marta and Rowlands, Terry. 2005. "Information systems audit and control issues with enterprise management systems: qualitative evidence." Australian Accounting Review. 15 (3), pp. 68-77.
The role of boards in reviewing information technology governance (ITG) as part of organizational control environment assessments
Buckby, Sherrena, Best, Peter J. and Stewart, Jenny. 2005. "The role of boards in reviewing information technology governance (ITG) as part of organizational control environment assessments." Cusack, B. (ed.) 2005 IT Governance International Conference. Auckland, New Zealand 14 - 16 Nov 2005
Development of a board IT governance (ITG) review model
Buckby, Sherrena and Best, Peter J.. 2007. "Development of a board IT governance (ITG) review model." 2007 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (2007 AFAANZ). Gold Coast, Australia 01 - 03 Jul 2007 Melbourne, Australia.
A framework for separation of duties in an SAP R/3 environment
Little, Adam G. and Best, Peter J.. 2003. "A framework for separation of duties in an SAP R/3 environment." Managerial Auditing Journal. 18 (5), pp. 419-430. https://doi.org/10.1108/02686900310476882
Managing people, knowledge and client relations for international competitiveness of offshore information technology services providers
Raman, Revti and Chadee, Doren. 2008. "Managing people, knowledge and client relations for international competitiveness of offshore information technology services providers ." Cantwell, John and Kiyak, Tunga (ed.) 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. Milan, Italy 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2008 East Lansing, MI, USA.
Culture, product type, and price influences on consumer purchase intention to buy personalized products online
Moon, Junyean, Chadee, Doren and Tikoo, Surinder. 2008. "Culture, product type, and price influences on consumer purchase intention to buy personalized products online." Journal of Business Research. 61 (1), pp. 31-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.206.05.012
Technology strategy and performance: a study of information technology service providers from selected Asian countries
Chadee, Doren and Pang, Billy. 2008. "Technology strategy and performance: a study of information technology service providers from selected Asian countries." Service Business: an international journal. 2 (2), pp. 109-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11628-007-0027-x
Developing a presence in a mainstream market with a product perceived as offbeat
Miller, Karen, Brown, Les and Chadee, Doren. 2008. "Developing a presence in a mainstream market with a product perceived as offbeat." Spanjaard, Daniela, Denize, Sara and Sharma, Neeru (ed.) ANZMAC 2008: Shifting the Focus from Mainstream to Offbeat. Sydney, Australia 01 - 03 Dec 2008 Australia.
Management: Asia-Pacific
Campling, John, Poole, David, Wiesner, Retha, Ang, Eng Sieng, Chan, Bobbie, Tan, Wee-Liang and Schermerhorn Jr, John R.. 2007. Management: Asia-Pacific. Brisbane, Australia. John Wiley & Sons.
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal control, and ERP systems: the case of mySAP ERP
Rikhardsson, Pall, Best, Peter and Juhl-Christensen, Claus. 2008. "Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, internal control, and ERP systems: the case of mySAP ERP." Ferran, Carlos and Salim Kuossa, Ricardo (ed.) Enterprise resource planning for global economies: managerial issues and challenges. Hershey PA, USA. IGI Global.
Growing your wine business: the value of market research
Chadee, Doren and Miller, Karen. 2008. "Growing your wine business: the value of market research ." 2008 Queensland Wine Business Conference. Toowoomba, Australia 29 Jul 2008
High performance management practices in owner-managed SMEs
Wiesner, Retha, Poole, Nicci and Banham, Heather C.. 2007. "High performance management practices in owner-managed SMEs." Hall, Margaret (ed.) 30th Annual ISBE Conference: International Entrepreneurship. Glasgow, United Kingdom 07 - 09 Nov 2007 Harrogate, United Kingdom.
The human side of small and medium enterprises
Wiesner, Retha and McDonald, Jim. 2001. "The human side of small and medium enterprises." Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. 7 (2), pp. 58-69. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1833367200005228
Organisational change in the food and accommodation industry sector in the Central Okanagan
Banham, Heather C. and Wiesner, Retha. 2005. "Organisational change in the food and accommodation industry sector in the Central Okanagan." TTRA 2005: The New Tourism Realities. Kelowna, Canada 02 - 05 Nov 2005 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.