A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Sustainable Development: Implications and Definition for Open Sustainability


Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Ukko Juhani, Saunila Minna, Rantala Tero, Havukainen Jouni
Publisher: Wiley: 24 months
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Sustainable Development
ISSN: 0968-0802
eISSN: 1099-1719
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2018101838463

Abstract
This study deals with sustainable development from a triple bottom‐line
perspective, including the economic, social, and environmental
dimensions. Specifically, this study investigates whether various
sustainability factors are related to small businesses' intentions to
exploit open sustainability, which is described as meeting
sustainability challenges through the exploitation of internal and
external initiatives. Empirical data were collected from 139 companies.
The results show that some factors from all three sustainability
dimensions affect companies' intentions to exploit open sustainability,
while company size and operations type do not influence the use of open
sustainability. As an emerging concept, the definition of open
sustainability is presented.

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