Towards a spatially and socially embedded approach to SME support for carbon reduction

Will Eadson
2014 People Place and Policy Online  
This paper discusses support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to encourage carbon reduction in relation to conceptualisations of SMEs as socially and spatially embedded entities. The conceptual discussion is married to conclusions from an evidence review of SME carbon reduction support to argue that there is a need for coordinated local support architecture framed around both recognising and fostering the notion of SMEs as 'spatially tied' local citizens. The paper concludes with a
more » ... ludes with a discussion of the practical policy implications of such an approach, including wider projects of civic engagement with SMEs alongside focused, targeted interventions aimed at disruptive change to SME practices.
doi:10.3351/ppp.0008.0002.0004 fatcat:4dddzevmwnduhijpuolx2qy4ky