It is unthinkable to promote sustainability without considering small and large businesses on an equal footing. Networks and alliances to promote sustainability are important to both categories. SMEs can become part of a sustainable economy only if they are entitled to their own specific "webs" and supporting mechanisms .
Table of ContentsEditorialIntroductionTeun Wolters, ISCOM Institute for Sustainable Commodities, Utrecht, NetherlandsWorld ReviewSupporting Environmental Improvements in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the UKDiane Holt, Middlesex University Business School, UK, Stewart Anthony, Centre for Environment and Safety Management for Business, Middlesex University, UK, and Howard Viney, Middlesex University Business School, UKEnvironmental Improvement in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Role for the Business-Support NetworkChris Shearlock, Sustainability Northwest, UK, and Paul Hooper and Steve Millington, Manchester Metropolitan University, UKSmall and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Environmental Policies and the Supporting Role of Intermediate Organisations in the NetherlandsRuud Hoevenagel, EIM Business and Policy Research, Netherlands, and Teun Wolters, ISCOM Institute for Sustainable Commodities, NetherlandsPollution Prevention in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Evoking Structural Changes through PartnershipsTheo J.N.M. de Bruijn and Peter S. Hofman, University of Twente, NetherlandsEcoProfit: Promoting Partnerships between Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Local AuthoritiesAndre Martinuzzi, Elisabeth Huchler and Bernhard Obermayr, Institute of Environmental Economics and Management, AustriaSmall and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises in Sustainable Development Networks: Value Added?Minna Halme, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland, and Zinaida Fadeeva, University of Lund, SwedenSmall and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Sustainability: The Case of the Canary IslandsDiego Medina-Muñoz and Rita Medina-Muñoz, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain