Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship

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Overview

With contributions from researchers on four continents this book examines the role entrepreneurial individuals play in the adoption of sustainable business practices. The book concludes with five detailed case studies of ecopreneurial ventures that have met with varying degrees of success. Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship is highly relevant to researchers in the field of sustainable business development and entrepreneurship, policymakers within government and the NGO sector, and business people.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754644910
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/30/2005
  • Series: Corporate Social Responsibility Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Understanding the green entrepreneur 3
2 The making of the ecopreneur 13
3 Opportunists, champions, mavericks ...? : a typology of green entrepreneurs 27
4 A framework and typology of ecopreneurship : leading bioneers and environmental managers to ecopreneurship 43
5 Green entrepreneurship in New Zealand : a micro-enterprise focus 61
6 An insider's experiences with environmental entrepreneurship 72
7 Assessing ecopreneurship in a developing country context : the case of India 89
8 Sustainability in the start-up process 108
9 Venture capital as a tool for sustainable entrepreneurship 122
10 Offsetting the disadvantages of smallness : promoting green entrepreneurs through industry clusters 139
11 Are environmental concerns related to entrepreneurial growth? : an examination of the 100 fastest growing U.S. companies 157
12 The competitive strategies of ecopreneurs : striving for market leadership by promoting sustainability 174
13 The Mimosa Project 191
14 Hong Kong dolphinwatch : the evolution of an ecopreneurial business venture 203
15 Earth sanctuaries limited : an entrepreneur commercialises conservation 214
16 Promoting sustainability, building networks : a green entrepreneur in Mexico 225
17 Sustainable harvest international : creating local ecopreneurs 239
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