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Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
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Social Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship

9781788116848 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Maritza I. Espina, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, College of Business, St. Ambrose University, Phillip H. Phan, Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Johns Hopkins University and Gideon D. Markman, Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Sustainable Enterprise, Colorado State University, US
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78811 684 8 Extent: 328 pp
The rapid and formative rise in research on social innovation and entrepreneurship means that theoretical frameworks are still being created, while traditional notions of economic efficiency and social welfare are tested. The field is progressing fastest in the measurement and measuring of social entrepreneurial effectiveness. Social innovators, who draw from philanthropy, as well as capital markets, for financial resources, have adopted the lean start up as a paradigm for their organization logics.

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The rapid and formative rise in research on social innovation and entrepreneurship means that theoretical frameworks are still being created, while traditional notions of economic efficiency and social welfare are tested. The field is progressing fastest in the measurement and measuring of social entrepreneurial effectiveness. Social innovators, who draw from philanthropy, as well as capital markets, for financial resources, have adopted the lean start up as a paradigm for their organization logics.

This collection showcases the myriad emerging philosophical, methodological, and theoretical approaches, many of which are led by practitioners. It is organized into five sections. The first section reports on theoretical approaches to researching sustainable entrepreneurship that are less familiar. The second section reports on research focusing on the entrepreneurial responses to problems of climate change. The third and fourth sections report on research investigating social entrepreneurial processes, and how opportunities are formed and exploited. The fifth section reports on the ethical dimensions of social innovation.

Researchers, scholars, educators and policymakers will find this book a useful reference, with novel ideas for future research and discourse.
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‘My favourite chapters were Michael Zhang’s article on the entrepreneurial journey of Geely’s founder, which provided a well-contextualised case study of the use of institutional voids as a source of business opportunities, and Turell and Earle’s piece Social Entrepreneurs and Field Level Change, which was a rigorous presentation of the interconnectedness of social and institutional entrepreneurship. I believe both would make for inspiring reading for undergraduate students and academic scholars alike.’
– Satu Aaltonen, International Small Business Journal

‘The aim of the ‘social entrepreneurship’, ‘social innovation’ and ‘sustainable entrepreneurship’ is to create waves of change that would influence. . . the way non-profit enterprises, public services and businesses are delivered. The work of Espina et al. (2018) help us focus on . . . such concepts [in] environmental and climate change; besides the ethical issues relevant to such practices. They show how the market impact measures are shifting from ‘percentage of market share’, or ‘sales growth’, . . . towards ‘sustainable entrepreneurship’ and ‘sustainability innovation’. The book is recommended as an extra reference for MBA, innovation and entrepreneurship courses; besides being a library reference for researchers, scholars and educators in the area of sustainability entrepreneurship. The book carries many novel ideas which open doors for more in-depth future research.’
– Mohamed Buheji, American Journal of Economics
Contributors
Contributors: S.G.S. Abdelgawad, P. Bruner, R. Cortina-Cruz, M. Cortina-Mercado, R. Defiebre-Muller, P.F. Diochon, A.G. Earle, M.I.Espina, H.D. Fountaine, R. Harrison, R.T. Herko, K. Joensuu, K. Kaesehage, L. Kats, M. Leyshon, S. López-Paláu, M. Mäkelä, G.D. Markham, S.D. Ocampo, T. Onkila, M. Pasquini, P.H. Phan, B. Rivera-Cruz, M.A. Tietz, Y.W. Turell, D. van der Horst, F.I. Viola, D. Windsor, M. Zhang
Contents
Contents:

INTRODUCTION
Part I Theoretical Approaches to Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research
1. Environmental Dystopia versus Sustainable Development Utopia: Roles of Businesses, Consumers, Institutions, and Technologies
Duane Windsor

2. The Entrepreneurial Journey of Geely’s Founder: From Institutional Voids to Opportunity Discovery
Michael Zhang

3. Contradictory Stakeholder Expectations for Sustainability Reporting: A Social Contract Theory Approach
Kristiina Joensuu, Marileena Mäkelä and Tiina Onkila

Part II Climate Change
4. The Political Economy of Climate Change and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Phillip Bruner, Richard Harrison and Dan van der Horst

5. Breaking Traditions. How Entrepreneurs create Communities to Address Climate Change
Katharina Kaesehage and Michael Leyshon

6. Water Rights in California: Competition and Coopetition in a Dynamic Environment
Richard Thomas Herko, H. Drew Fountaine and Lee Kats

Part III Social Innovation Processes
7. Social Entrepreneurs and Field-Level Change: An Institutional Process Model of Social Entrepreneurship
Yusi W. Turell and Andrew G. Earle

8. “Make love, not war?” A process-based approach to social innovation
Renaud Defiebre-Muller, Federico Ignacio Viola, Pauline Fatien Diochon and Sebastian Duenas Ocampo

9. Social Innovation – Combining Profits and Progress
Matthias A. Tietz, Sondos Gamaleldin Sobhy Abdelgawad and Martina Pasquini

Part IV The Ethics of Social Innovation
10. Bioethical Reasoning and the Propensity of Millenials to Adopt Sustainable Development Behaviors
Silvia López-Paláu and Beatriz Rivera-Cruz

11. Sustainable Consumption Practice: The effect of eco-friendly packaging on Buying Behavior Based on Generations
Melissa Cortina-Mercado and Rafael Cortina-Cruz

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