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Businesses sustainable strategies in practice: the case of emerging market-Kuwait

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Abstract


  • The burgeoning environmental sustainability

    stance is an escalating challenge faced by planners, leaders and

    decisions makers around the globe. The importance of this

    study provides invaluable information and insights for

    stakeholders in Kuwait as an example of developing countries.

    The key objective of this research is to explore the current

    environmental business sustainability and managerial practices

    and behavior in Kuwait. This study investigates the extent that

    managers in Kuwait are continuously involving in developing a

    vision into practices in terms of sustainability and competitive

    edge dimensions. This study applies Q methodology to offer a

    complementary and alternative approach for evaluating the

    views on corporate environmental issues. The Q study began

    with the concourse stage where participants were instructed to

    freely express their thoughts towards environmental issues

    when making strategic decisions. Following a refinement and

    clarification of the collected statements, a total of 40 statements

    were used for the Q sort that was conducted early in 2011.

    There were 35 participants who successfully sorted 40

    statements. The results revealed a three-factor solution and

    were labeled as ‘Sustainable’, ‘Conservative’ and ‘Practical’

    managers.

UOW Authors


  •   Banna, Sumayya A. (external author)
  •   Mutairi, M (external author)
  •   Hasan, Helen

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • S. A. Banna, M. E. Al Mutairi & H. M. Hasan, "Businesses sustainable strategies in practice: the case of emerging market-Kuwait", Journal of Economics, Business and Management 3 6 (2015) 583-590.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1418&context=ahsri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/411

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 583

End Page


  • 590

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.joebm.com/papers/250-T00003.pdf

Abstract


  • The burgeoning environmental sustainability

    stance is an escalating challenge faced by planners, leaders and

    decisions makers around the globe. The importance of this

    study provides invaluable information and insights for

    stakeholders in Kuwait as an example of developing countries.

    The key objective of this research is to explore the current

    environmental business sustainability and managerial practices

    and behavior in Kuwait. This study investigates the extent that

    managers in Kuwait are continuously involving in developing a

    vision into practices in terms of sustainability and competitive

    edge dimensions. This study applies Q methodology to offer a

    complementary and alternative approach for evaluating the

    views on corporate environmental issues. The Q study began

    with the concourse stage where participants were instructed to

    freely express their thoughts towards environmental issues

    when making strategic decisions. Following a refinement and

    clarification of the collected statements, a total of 40 statements

    were used for the Q sort that was conducted early in 2011.

    There were 35 participants who successfully sorted 40

    statements. The results revealed a three-factor solution and

    were labeled as ‘Sustainable’, ‘Conservative’ and ‘Practical’

    managers.

UOW Authors


  •   Banna, Sumayya A. (external author)
  •   Mutairi, M (external author)
  •   Hasan, Helen

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • S. A. Banna, M. E. Al Mutairi & H. M. Hasan, "Businesses sustainable strategies in practice: the case of emerging market-Kuwait", Journal of Economics, Business and Management 3 6 (2015) 583-590.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1418&context=ahsri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/411

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 583

End Page


  • 590

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.joebm.com/papers/250-T00003.pdf