Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Discovering, Creating and Seizing Opportunities for Blended Value Generation

1st Edition

Adam Lindgreen, Christine Vallaster, François Maon, Shumaila Yousafzai, Beatriz Palacios Florencio

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Published October 30, 2018
Reference - 354 Pages
ISBN 9781472483591 - CAT# Y259595

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Summary

 

The way organizations manage entrepreneurship has changed dramatically over the past decade. Today, organizations take account of economic issues, but they also adopt a broader perspective of their purpose including social and environmental issues (i.e. sustainability). Yet, despite its global spread, sustainable entrepreneurship remains an uncertain and poorly defined ambition with few absolutes.

This book reaffirms the important need to improve comprehension and explore the subtleties of how individuals, groups, and organizations can discover, create, and seize opportunities for blended value generation, by designing and operating sustainable ventures. It examines, in an interdisciplinary fashion and across sectoral and geographical boundaries, how entrepreneurial activities can be developed to be generally consistent with sustainable development goals, as well as by whom, for what reasons, and with what implications. The Editors comprehensively review key dimensions of the sustainable entrepreneurship phenomenon to establish an essential definition and up-to-date picture of the field. The 19 chapters cover 4 main topics:

    • Understanding the intentions and motivations for sustainable entrepreneurship
    • Fostering and enacting sustainability through entrepreneurial action
    • Leading and inspiring sustainable entrepreneurial action
    • Finding the contextually grounded implications of and challenges to sustainable entrepreneurship and blended value generation

This book is an important resource for entrepreneurs and policy makers as well as students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability.

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