Sustain the abilities of the future SMEs’ empirical study

Lucia Pascarella, Peter Bednar

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Sustainability of the enterprise is crucial to support long-term business survival and development. Unpredictable events such as Covid-19 highlights sustainability issues in enterprises. This empirical study aims to investigate sociotechnical sustainability in real world work practices. The focus is on employee involvement and problems in work practices concerning the economic, environmental, social, and technological area. The study draws on findings from the 2019 and 2020 analyses on sustainability development in employees’ work practices. Overall, there seems to be a lack of integration of sustainability in work practices and this does not support the employees in their efforts to co-create a sustainable future for the enterprise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizing in a Digitized World
Subtitle of host publicationIndividual, Managerial and Societal Issues
EditorsStefano Za, Augusta Consorti, Francesco Virili
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030868581
ISBN (Print)9783030868574
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2021
EventItAIS 2020 Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS: Organizing in a Digitized World - Pescara, Italy
Duration: 16 Oct 202017 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
ISSN (Print)2195-4968
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4976


ConferenceItAIS 2020 Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS
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  • empirical study
  • sustainability analysis
  • work-practices
  • sociotechnical analysis


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