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Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Research

Edited by Paula Kyrö, former Professor, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland
Allying and expanding the diverse fields of entrepreneurship and sustainable development research is a modern day imperative. This Handbook paints an illuminating picture of the historic and current understanding of the bond between entrepreneurship and sustainable development. The authors explore the basic contradictions between the two fields and outline the transformative role entrepreneurship can play in achieving sustainable development. More than 50 expert researchers and their research communities from 16 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, North America, and the Middle East provide original and informative contributions on a variety of issues, from women’s empowerment to climate change and organic farmers to ecotourism.
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 84980 823 1
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Publication Date: 2017
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Development Economics
Allying and expanding the diverse fields of entrepreneurship and sustainable development research is a modern day imperative. The Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Research cuts through the different approaches and perspectives of the two fields to point the way ahead for research on sustainable entrepreneurship, outlining the motivation, intentions and impact of ecopreneurs in a local, national and global context.

This Handbook paints an illuminating picture of the historic and current understanding of the bond between entrepreneurship and sustainable development. The authors explore the basic contradictions between the two fields and outline the transformative role entrepreneurship can play in achieving sustainable development. 45 expert researchers and their research communities from 16 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia and North America provide original and informative contributions on a variety of issues, from women’s empowerment to climate change and organic farmers to ecotourism.

With current and authorative contributions spanning the globe, this Handbook will inspire researchers, teachers and policy-makers to compose their own understanding and contribution on the fast expanding field of entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
Contributors: S. Avdeitchikova, F.-M. Belz, K. Berglund, J. Binder, T. Bjerregaard, O. Branzei, B. Cannatelli, T. Ceranic, L. Coenen, M. Dejardin, S. Delgado Calderon, J. Delgado-Ceballos, S. Farny, R. Feola, L.M. Ferri, V. Ferrón-Vílchez, S. Gómez-Haro, F. Gribaa, B. Johannisson, A.W. Johansson, G. Keremane, R. Klapper, P. Kyrö, J. Lauring, J. McKay, K. Messeghem, M. Molteni, I. Montiel, J. Nizet, R. Parente, M. Pedrini, K. Poldner, T. Roolaht, E. Rosell, B. Schwartz, M. Sciarelli, E. Sundin, R. Stenberg, M. Tani, M. Tillmar, J.M.de la Toree-Ruiz, A. Tounés, P. Upham, D. Van Dam, Z. Wu
Contents:

Foreword
Holger Patzelt

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Expanding the Field of Research on Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
Paula Kyrö

PART I: HISTORICAL ROOTS AND CURRENT CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES FOR THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
1. To Grow or not to Grow? Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development
Paula Kyrö

2. Sustainable Entrepreneurship: What It Is
Julia Katharina Binder and Frank-Martin Belz

PART II: THE TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACH TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
3. Socially Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Case of Entrepreneurial Practice in Social Change and Stability
Toke Bjerregaard and Jakob Lauring

4. Entrepreneurship the Missing Link for Democratization and Development in Fragile Nations?
Steffen Farny and Santiago Delgado Calderon

5. Organizing Societal Entrepreneurship – A Cross Sector Challenge
Bengt Johannisson, Anders W. Johansson, Elisabeth Sundin, Karin Berglund, Erik Rosell, Birgitta Schwartz, Rebecca Stenberg and Malin Tillmar

6. Public Servants as Sustainability Policy Entrepreneurs in Australia - The Issues and Outcomes
Ganesh Keremane, Jennifer McKay and Zhifang Wu

PART III MOTIVATIONAL AND INTENTIONAL APPROACH TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
7. Recognizing First-person Opportunities for Sustainable Development
Benedetto Cannatelli, Laura Maria Ferri, Matteo Pedrini and Mario Molteni

8. Cooking up Solutions for Climate Change: The Role of Sustainable Entrepreneurs
Ivan Montiel and Tara Ceranic

9. An Exploratory Model of the Environmental Intention of SME Directors in Tunisia
Azzedine Tounés, Fafani Gribaa and Karim Messeghem

10. What Motivates Hotel Managers to Become Ecopreneurs: A Case Study on Spanish Tourism Sector
Samuel Gómez-Haro, Vera Ferrón-Vílchez, José Manuel de la Torre-Ruiz and Javier Delgado-Ceballos

11. The Impact of Micro Firm Every-day Practices on Sustainable Development in Local Communities
Rita Klapper and Paul Upham

PART IV INDUSTRY AND ECONOMY ORIENTED APPROACHES TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
12. The Renewable Energy Industry: Competitive Landscapes and Entrepreneurial Roles
Roberto Parente and Rosangela Feola

13. Commercializing Clean Technology Innovations – The Emergence of New Business in an Agency-Structure Perspective
Sofia Avdeitchikova and Lars Coenen

14. David versus Goliath: How Eco-entrepreneurs Transform Global Eco-systems
Kim Poldner and Oana Branzei

15. Market-Driven Capabilities and Sustainability of Alliances by Agricultural Small and Medium Enterprises
Mauro Sciarelli and Mario Tani

16. Entrepreneurial Functions by Organic Farmers
Marcus Dejardin, Jean Nizet and Denise Van Dam

17. The Entrepreneurial Contribution of Foreign-owned Companies to the Sustainable Development of Small Developing Host Economy
Tõnu Roolaht

Index