Assessment of Models and Indicators of Private and Public Organisation Sustainability

Rokas Grunda, Edverdas Vaclovas Bartkus, Alvydas Raipa


The main aim of the study is to build a general understanding about how organisation sustainability researchers propose evaluating organisation sustainability and how the proposed models and frameworks changed over time. The analysis is carried out from the perspective of several aspects, focusing on the methods, tools and models proposed for organisation sustainability assessment, noting the organisation level of evaluation (the organisation level, a broader industry of value chain level, or a narrower product, service or process level). Two other aspects of the research were the definition of sustainability in the proposed models with regard to sustainability dimensions, and different empirical studies conducted using the proposed theoretical models. The analysis includes 30 papers, focusing on organisation sustainability evaluation, assessments and measurement, published between 1997 and 2010.


organisation sustainability; public and private sectors; sustainability assessment; sustainable development; new public administration; sustainability evaluation; sustainability measurement

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