SME adaptive capacity in response to environmental requirements: understanding it as a complex adaptive system

Nguyen, Nga Hong, Beeton, Robert J. S. and Halog, Anthony (2014) SME adaptive capacity in response to environmental requirements: understanding it as a complex adaptive system. Asian Journal of Business and Management, 2 1: 1-17.

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Author Nguyen, Nga Hong
Beeton, Robert J. S.
Halog, Anthony
Title SME adaptive capacity in response to environmental requirements: understanding it as a complex adaptive system
Journal name Asian Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 2321-2802
Publication date 2014-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publisher Asian Online Journal Publishing Group
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The pressure on Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies to adapt their production and management to meet global industrial environmental standards is enormous. These pressures come from both the international supply chain and the government’s environmental legislation. Yet, an effective way to help SMEs adapt to these challenges in emerging economies is not reported. Little is available about environmental adaptation process at SMEs in developing countries. This paper attempts to address this gap in knowledge. It uses the theory of Complex Adaptive Systems to understand the complex nature of environmental adaptation at SMEs, and more importantly, it outlines an agenda for further research to identify key success factors for the environmental adaptation process at SMEs based on the key components of such a system.
Keyword SMEs
Environmental adaptation
Complex adaptive system
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