What drives service micro-enterprises environmental behavior in Chicago?

  • D. F. Mir (2006). Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society, 39-66
  • Abstract: Environmental expectations and practices of traditional service micro-enterprises (MEPs) in Chicago has been explored. The article discussed its role and viability in a city striving towards sustainability through encouraging innovation and green technologies. The study introduces and defines the mostly family-owned service MEPs, recognizing their importance in the urban fabric and economy, then analyzes incentives and impediment affecting their environmental behavior relative to findings in most international studies. As a conclusion, the study suggested that gentrification and changing environmental attitudes in Chicago may threaten the viability of service MEPs or alternatively could catalyze improved environmental behavior and that complexity drives the behavior depending on environmental policies and practices, sector environmental issues, as well as internal and external incentives and pressures.
  • Theme: Green/Environment
  • Keywords: environmental issue, gentrification, incentive, innovation, microenterprise, sustainability, urban economy, viability, Chicago, Illinois, North America, United States
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: United States, North America, Global North
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