SME sustainability dashboards: An aid to manage and report performance


  • Jeffrey Shields University of North Carolina, Asheville, Carmichael Hall, 400 Theatre Lane, Asheville, North Carolina, 28804, USA
  • Joyce Shelleman University of Maryland Global Campus, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD 20783, USA,


This applied paper introduces the concept and potential application of sustainability dashboards by SMEs as an aid to meet growing demands for sustainability management and reporting. It suggests how dashboards can be integrated into the planning and control systems of SMEs to facilitate data visualization for the purpose of sustainability decision making. The paper highlights benefits including low cost and discusses practical implications, such as use of dashboards beyond sustainability management and the need for policymakers to provide better access to training and software for SMEs.


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Shields, J., & Shelleman, J. (2020). SME sustainability dashboards: An aid to manage and report performance. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 30(2), 106-114. Retrieved from