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Business Sustainability Indices

Business Sustainability Indices
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Author(s): Arunasalam Sambhanthan (Curtin University, Australia)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 12
Source title: Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7362-3.ch015

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Abstract

Business sustainability models and indices are useful in theorizing and measuring organizational elements of sustainability. It is often the case that there are not many models and scales out there in the literature for theorizing business sustainability. Existing sustainability models from the published literature are reviewed. The review suggests that there is not much documented research in business sustainability typologies. There is a considerable amount of research required from the applied researchers working in this area to contextualize and re-specify the business sustainability typologies to differing industry clusters such as e-learning, agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare. In addition to this, the chapter also reviews the existing indices available out there in the literature to measure sustainability. A summary of existing sustainability indices available to measure sustainability at country level and a number of business sustainability indices have been presented. This is followed by a discussion of future research directions.

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