Partnerships as a Means to Improve the Conditions for Achieving Sustainability in SMEs

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution to proceedingpeer-review

Abstract

Environmental sustainability is a global challenge that requires urgent action. Companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), play a crucial role in achieving a sustainable future. However, SMEs often face challenges due to limited resources making it difficult to initiate sustainability efforts independently. One way to overcome these challenges is through partnerships. However, only limited knowledge exists on establishing partnerships in practice to improve the conditions for achieving sustainability. Hence, this article highlights the significance of establishing a partnership to improve sustainability conditions in an SME. The topic is investigated through a single case study at a Danish SME. The case study shows several practical aspects to consider when setting up a partnership to improve the conditions for achieving sustainability in an SME. E.g., an attractive value proposition for the chosen stakeholder(s) and a real opportunity to gain insight into sustainability factors. The results of this study are limited and should only be regarded as preliminary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering - 20th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering, CDVE 2023, Proceedings : 20th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering, CDVE 2023, Mallorca, Spain, October 1–4, 2023, Proceedings
EditorsYuhua Luo
Number of pages6
PublisherSpringer
Publication dateSept 2023
Pages225-230
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-43814-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-43815-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023
EventCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering
20th International Conference, CDVE 2023
- UIB Historical Building Ca N'oleo, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Duration: 1 Oct 20234 Oct 2023
Conference number: 20
https://www.cdve.org/index.html

Conference

ConferenceCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering
20th International Conference, CDVE 2023
Number20
LocationUIB Historical Building Ca N'oleo
Country/TerritorySpain
CityPalma de Mallorca
Period01/10/2304/10/23
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume14166
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • sustainability

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Partnerships as a Means to Improve the Conditions for Achieving Sustainability in SMEs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this