Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management vol:XLVI issue:3 pages:337-366
This paper discusses the results of a performance study of Flemish environmental policy for Small and Medium Sized companies. Extensive field research, based on interviews and questionnaire surveys with over 20 professional associations and over 700 companies belonging to the sectors stimulated by the Flemish PRESTI-programme, allowed us to assess the effects of a sectoral policy geared towards stimulating SMEs to become more conscious and active on the topic of waste prevention. The PRESTI-programme was specifically aimed at stimulating waste prevention action plans at SMEs via the interface of professional associations at the sector level. The results are encouraging, the more since this research project was the first one that attempted at assessing the impact of a specific programme at the level of Flemish environmental policy.