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A Unified Sustainability Index Framework for Small and Medium Enterprises

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Project "UNIFORM" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-05-01   to  2020-04-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ASTON UNIVERSITY UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 183˙454.00


 Project objective

The goal of this Fellowship, entitled “A Unified Sustainability Index Framework for Small and Medium Enterprises” (UNIFORM) is to train a talented researcher through a multidisciplinary research project bringing together aspects from economic, social and environmental sciences while using advanced statistical techniques. The Fellow – Dr. Malesios – will be trained on enhancing sustainability of small and medium sized enterprises’ (SMEs) supply chains of the EU countries to become an expert in the field, receiving access to a unique training experience at the host – Aston Business School (ABS) and co-hosts. [UNIFORM] will identify the associations to implementing environmental agendas within SMEs’ core business strategies and the more general concept of sustainable practice and sustainable development. According to our knowledge, up to now there has not been presented a unified methodology in order to measure and incorporate sustainability in SMEs, especially targeted towards sustainable supply chain practices. We will provide significant assistance in synthesizing evidence to assist develop sustainable managerial policies in this sector and to make environmental management a core activity that SMEs will need to engage in, along with the already existing operational factors. Incorporating sustainable development practices into SMEs’ supply chains is regarded as an overarching long-term goal. At the same time, the transfer of knowledge from the Fellow to the host members of ABS related to statistical methodologies and their implementation to various fields of research, will be another goal of the project. The results and deliverables produced by the project will contribute to the enhancement of EU scientific excellence in various ways. For instance, the [UNIFORM] online tool available through a website is anticipated to support and assist a large number of the - approximately 23 million - EU SMEs owners/managers.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Dey, Prasanta, Malesios, Chrysovalantis, De, Debashree, Budhwar, Pawan, Chowdhury, Soumyadeb and Cheffi, Walid
Circular Economy to Enhance Sustainability of Small and Medium sized Enterprises
published pages: , ISSN: 1099-0836, DOI:
Business Strategy and the Environment 2020-03-24
2019 Prasanta Kumar Dey, Guo-liang Yang, Chrysovalantis Malesios, Debashree De, Konstantinos Evangelinos
Performance Management of Supply Chain Sustainability in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Using a Combined Structural Equation Modelling and Data Envelopment Analysis
published pages: , ISSN: 0927-7099, DOI: 10.1007/s10614-019-09948-1
Computational Economics 2019-11-22
2019 P Dey, C Malesios, D De, S Chowdhury, FB Abdelaziz
The impact of lean management practices and sustainable oriented innovation on sustainability performance of small and medium sized enterprises: Empirical evidence from the UK
published pages: , ISSN: 1467-8551, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12388
British Journal of Management 2019-10-29
2018 Chrisovalantis Malesios, Prasanta K. Dey, Fuad Ben Abdelaziz
Supply chain sustainability performance measurement of small and medium sized enterprises using structural equation modeling
published pages: , ISSN: 0254-5330, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3080-z
Annals of Operations Research 24 October 2018 2019-04-18
2019 Chrisovalantis Malesios, Debashree De, Andreas Moursellas, Prasanta Dey and Konstantinos Evangelinos
Review of Statistical Modeling Approaches for Sustainability Analysis of Small and Medium sized Enterprises
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
MPRA Munich Personal RePEc Archive 2019-04-13

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