CHAPTER 6

“Sustainability Leader Attributes” New Model

Chapter Objectives

Provide new model to illustrate the sustainability leader attributes and dimensions of measuring sustainability performance (Figure 6.1.).

The qualitative analysis from the in-depth interviews developed a conceptual framework for the leader’s attributes (attitude, behavior, and competencies) that may determine successful business sustainability in terms of the environment for SMEs in Egypt (Figure 6.1.). After data collection and analysis three factors emerged that have a correlation effect on sustainable SMEs: (1) sustainability leader, (2) firm capabilities, and (3) governmental policies. The major factor is sustainability leader. Eight major thematic categories emerged ...

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