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Green Business Behaviour, Green Technologies, and Sustainability in SMEs

Adijati Utaminingsih, Sony Heru Priyanto, John J.O.I. Ihalauw and Linda Kusuma

International Journal of Economics & Business Administration (IJEBA), 2020, vol. VIII, issue 1, 417-424

Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the management and environmentally- friendly behavior of small-scale aquaculture businesses with emphasis on the institutional environment, entrepreneurial orientation, and green technology. Design/methodology/approach: The sample consists of 198 respondents in the aquaculture-based SMEs, analyzed with structural equation model (SEM) by using AMOS software. Findings: The findings show the role of management and business behavior in green business of aquaculture SMEs. This behavior affects the cost and resource efficiency. Practical implications: The results contribute for SMEs how to manage environmentally friendly businesses through process that encourages environmental governance. Originality/value: This finding is based on resource based view theory, by identifying and managing the potential resources through green business initiative in SMEs.

Keywords: Business management; environmentally friendly technology; entrepreneurial orientation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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