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1st Edition

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

ISBN 9781138625778
Published June 14, 2018 by Routledge
400 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Sustainable entrepreneurship has attracted growing attention in both scholarly and practitioner circles. Focusing on generating social, environmental and business value, the notion has been raised more recently to address the contribution of entrepreneurial activities to sustainable economic and social development.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation builds on a theoretical framework that addresses related topics via a combination of insights from sustainability, policy, managerial, strategic, innovation and institutional perspectives. Providing empirical casework as well as a conceptual and theoretical framework, the book takes a global, interdisciplinary approach to the emergent field of sustainable entrepreneurship. The book highlights elements of sustainable entrepreneurship which have a societal impact as well as regional relevance and related aspects of innovation are also presented. Definitional issues are further elaborated in order to encompass the main inter-connected fields of study, sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation.

This book is an important resource for academic researchers, and postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability.

Table of Contents


Part 1: A theoretical Framework for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

  1. Sustainable Entrepreneurship: eternal beginnings
  2. Addressing sustainability challenges through state led innovation
  3. Eco Socio Innovation: underpinning sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation
  4. Embeddedness as a facilitator for sustainable Entrepreneurship  
  5. Sustainable at home—Sustainable at work? The impact of pro-environmental life-work spillover effects on sustainable intra- or entrepreneurship
  6. The application of the ambidexterity theoretical perspective to sustainable entrepreneurship: balancing the sustainability-development equilibrium over time
  7. Sustainability Entrepreneurship in marine protected areas
  8. Part II: Empirical insights from case studies- Regional and sectoral perspective
  9. Lessons from Sustainable Entrepreneurship towards social innovation in healthcare
  10. Innovation in the face of tension: lessons from a sustainable Social Enterprise
  11. When the river ran purple: reframing indigenous economics in a global city
  12. Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social innovation: a CPA view
  13. Innovation in Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education in Africa: Strategy and Social Impact
  14. Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship in agriculture: Empirical insights into the SME ecosystem
  15. Sustainable entrepreneurship in maritime tourism: theoretical considerations and empirical evidence
  16. Part III: Policy and institutional perspectives

  17. Sustainable development and entrepreneurship: mapping definitions, determinants, actors and processes
  18. Private- public partnerships in Kazakhstan and Russia: the interplay between social value, entrepreneurship and sustainability
  19. The everyday experience of the social entrepreneur- brokering for social innovation in the intersection of networks of practice 
  20. Employee Energy Cooperatives – employee entrepreneurial activities towards a more sustainable future
  21. Building Sustainable Social Enterprises: Combining Multiple Institutional Logics
  22. Social Entrepreneurship as an INGO: exploring the challenges of innovation and hybridisation

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Katerina Nicolopoulou is a Senior Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, UK.

Mine Karatas-Ozkan is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Southampton, UK.

Frank Janssen is full Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Louvain School of Management, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

John Jermier is Professor of Sustainable Enterprise Research at the University of South Florida, USA.