Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Making Ecopreneurs: Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship

by Michael Schaper
     
 

ISBN-10: 075464491X

ISBN-13: 9780754644910

Pub. Date: 12/30/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Bringing together contributions from businesspeople, academics, and researchers, Schaper (small business and entrepreneurship, U. of Newcastle, Australia) presents 17 papers that together provide a current snapshot of the entrepreneurial perspective on sustainable development. The first group of papers, presented under the heading of "Concepts," provides a brief

Overview

Bringing together contributions from businesspeople, academics, and researchers, Schaper (small business and entrepreneurship, U. of Newcastle, Australia) presents 17 papers that together provide a current snapshot of the entrepreneurial perspective on sustainable development. The first group of papers, presented under the heading of "Concepts," provides a brief overview of the field, classifies types and general models of "ecopreneurs," and considers policies to facilitate sustainable entrepreneurship. The next set of papers, on "Contexts and Conditions," considers the preconditions for ecopreneurship in India, the adoption of sustainable perspectives by entrepreneurs in Germany, the role of venture capital in promoting or inhibiting the growth of green firms, networking and industry clusters as tools of sustainability, and competitive strategies and financial performance of green firms in Europe. Finally case studies profile Hong Kong Dolphinwatch, Earth Sanctuaries, and other green ventures. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

Introduction, Michael Schaper; Part 1 Concepts: Understanding the green entrepreneur, Michael Schaper; Sustainability entrepreneurship: charting a field in emergence, Bradley D. Parrish and Fiona Tilley; The making of the ecopreneur, Robert Isaak; Beyond the visionary champion: testing a typology of green entrepreneurs, Liz Walley, David Taylor and Karen Greig; A framework and typology of ecopreneurship: leading bioneers and environmental managers to ecopreneurship, Stefan Schaltegger; Little acorns in action: green entrepreneurship and New Zealand micro-enterprises, Anne de Bruin and Kate Lewis; An insider's experiences with environmental entrepreneurship, Lassi Linnanen. Part 2 Contexts and Conditions: Ecopreneurship in India: a review of key drivers and policy environment, Astad Pastakia; Sustainability in the start-up process, Jürgen Freimann, Sandra Marxen and Hildegard Schick; How venture capital can help build ecopreneurship, Anastasia R. O'Rourke; Offsetting the disadvantages of smallness: promoting green entrepreneurs through Industry clusters, Elya Tagar and Chris Cocklin; Ecopreneurship, corporate citizenship and sustainable decision-making, David A. Holloway; The competitive strategies of ecopreneurs:striving for market leadership by promoting sustainability, Holger Petersen. Part 3 Cases: Entrepreneurship and sustainable tourism: the global gypsies approach, Jim Macbeth and Yamini Narayanan; Promoting sustainability, building networks: a green entrepreneur in Mexico, Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner; Sustainable harvest international: expanding ecopreneur expertise, Jill A. Kammermeyer and Margaret J. Naumes; Sustainability entrepreneurship: organizational innovation at NativeEnergy, Bradley D. Parrish; The Mimosa Project, Kumba Jallow. Index.

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