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Sustainable energy policies as a source of compettive advantage in the UK service industry.

Burrows, Mark and Omar, Maktoba (2007) Sustainable energy policies as a source of compettive advantage in the UK service industry. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 3 (3/4). pp. 231-250. ISSN 1746-0573

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The UK service industry has the ability to reduce costs by introducing energy efficiency to its operations. Barriers exist which hinder the implementation of energy efficient practices, but the current actions including government initiatives and social pressure groups has created opportunity for companies to pursue sustainability in all its actions. Energy awareness represents a facet of business that allows a company to reduce its costs which used as one of many building blocks of competitive advantage. There appear to be four main drivers for future development of energy efficiency in the UK service industry; collaboration, deregulation, technology advancement and information

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1746-0573
Electronic ISSN: 1746-0581
Uncontrolled Keywords: barriers; sustainable energy; energy efficiency; competitive advantage; knowledge management; UK service industry; United Kingdom; sustainability; sustainable development; collaboration; deregulation; technology advancement; information; services.
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 5036
Depositing User: Mr David Main
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 12:16
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5036

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