Sustainable and socially responsible business : doable reality or just a luxury? An exploratory study of the Bangladeshi manufacturing SMEs. / Hasan, Md.

In: World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 14, No. 4, 10.07.2018, p. 473-506.

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Sustainable and socially responsible business : doable reality or just a luxury? An exploratory study of the Bangladeshi manufacturing SMEs. / Hasan, Md.

In: World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 14, No. 4, 10.07.2018, p. 473-506.

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Hasan, Md. / Sustainable and socially responsible business : doable reality or just a luxury? An exploratory study of the Bangladeshi manufacturing SMEs. In: World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development. 2018 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 473-506.

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abstract = "Drawing on the ISO 26000: 2010 – Guidance on Social Responsibility, this study investigates the extent to which Bangladeshi manufacturing SMEs are incorporating sustainability into their day-to-day business activities. The findings reconfirm the existence of the so called {\textquoteleft}attitude-behaviour{\textquoteright} gap. The barriers that hinder the sustainable engagement of SMEs include corruption, a weak regulatory environment, inefficient or ill-suited government and external support, and a lack of awareness of the environmental aspects of SR. In addition, this research reveals that Bangladeshi manufacturing SMEs do, to a certain degree, implement sustainability; only those few issues that suit the owner-managers{\textquoteright} personal motives are addressed, while some others are neglected. Finally, it has been found that the business type and size, and the owner-managers{\textquoteright} educational attainments have no significant influence on the degree of adoption of sustainable and socially responsible business practices by Bangladeshi manufacturing SMEs.",
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