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Sustainable development and entrepreneurship: Past contributions and future directions

  • Hall, Jeremy K.
  • Daneke, Gregory A.
  • Lenox, Michael J.
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    This article discusses the emerging research concerned with sustainable development and entrepreneurship, which is the focus of this special issue of the Journal of Business Venturing. Entrepreneurship has been recognized as a major conduit for sustainable products and processes, and new ventures are being held up as a panacea for many social and environmental concerns. However, there remains considerable uncertainty regarding the nature of entrepreneurship's role and how it may unfold. We begin with an overview of sustainable development and the role of entrepreneurship and outline recent contributions exploring this role. We then summarize the papers presented in this special issue and conclude with suggestions for further research.

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    Volume (Year): 25 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September)
    Pages: 439-448

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbvent:v:25:y:2010:i:5:p:439-448
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