The present status of sustainability concept implementation by businesses in selected industries in the Slovak Republic

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Show simple item record Marková, Viera Lesníková, Petra Kaščáková, Alena Vinczeová, Miroslava
dc.contributor.other Ekonomická fakulta cs 2017-10-02 2017-10-02 2017-10-02
dc.identifier.issn 1212-3609
dc.description.abstract On a macro level, a concept of sustainable development was first known in context of the larger societal development and the assurance of future generational needs. Nowadays many of individuals, companies, and other organizations are becoming aware of a need of another specific approach to living, manufacturing and doing business. The term of sustainable development has also increasingly been used on a micro level. For a business, these practices imply an effort to incorporate the social and environmental issues into the business model while simultaneously achieving long-term business growth and efficiency. The aim of the paper is, based on the analysis of sustainability concept implementation by businesses in selected industries, to identify the underlying motives and barriers to concept implementation in practice. The motives leading to sustainability concept implementation were found by means of comparison with foreign research. Another objective was to underline the most frequently used tools supporting business sustainability in particular areas and as a whole. By means of a hierarchical cluster analysis we provide a more comprehensive view of businesses´ approach to a sustainability concept. Through the objectives of this paper we have formulated six hypotheses. To verify the hypotheses we used the statistical method of analysis. By use of a questionnaire survey, we analyzed 455 businesses belonging to selected industries. The results indicated several options to improve the current state of sustainability implementation which would be beneficial for both businesses as well as the wider environment. The solution for the indicated problems, however, requires not only participation of the business sector but also the interaction of the state. en
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dc.publisher Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic en
dc.publisher Technická Univerzita v Liberci cs
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dc.rights CC BY-NC
dc.subject business sustainability en
dc.subject motives of implementation en
dc.subject hierarchical cluster analysis en
dc.subject.classification M14
dc.subject.classification L20
dc.title The present status of sustainability concept implementation by businesses in selected industries in the Slovak Republic en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.abbreviation TUL
dc.relation.isrefereed true
dc.identifier.doi 10.15240/tul/001/2017-3-007
dc.identifier.eissn 2336-5604
local.relation.volume 20
local.relation.issue 3
local.relation.abbreviation E+M cs
local.relation.abbreviation E&M en
local.faculty Faculty of Economics
local.citation.spage 101
local.citation.epage 117
local.access open
local.fulltext yes

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