Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the dominant type of business in Indonesia. As a dominant business, SMEs can reduce unemployment through the use of labor, contributing to Indonesia's GDP, and so forth. However, the production behavior carried out by SMEs gives many adverse effects on the environment, such as pollution. The purpose of this study was to describe the environmentally sound production behavior of SME producers ecologically. The design used in this study was qualitative research. The informants in this study were16 owners of SMEs. The research instrument consisted of interviews, participant observation, and documentation. The study reported there were still SMEs that did not do waste management so that it harmed environmental sustainability such as water, air, and soil pollution. Besides, the positive attitudes of the owners of SMEs related to environmentally sound businesses were not always following the behavior of the owners of SMEs.
Words: attitude; behavior; environmentally sound; SMEs;
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Yuliani, Wahjoedi, Budi Eko Soetjipto, Sunaryanto. (2020) Environmental Business Attitudes and Behaviors (Study on SMES in East Java, Indonesia). International Journal of Economics and Management Systems, 5, 131-140
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