About this Research Topic
Sustainable entrepreneurship works at the interface of politics, business, and civil society to mobilize new resources and push for structural change towards socially and environmentally sustainable economic activity. Producers and service providers often implement their projects in partnership with the national and global private sector, as well as in collaboration with governments, research institutions, and civil society groups.
This Research Topic aims to explore the opportunities and challenges of creating, developing, and scaling up social and environmental ventures in sustainable entrepreneurship. In order to do that, we are looking to explore the following research questions:
• What is the role of entrepreneurs in discovering, developing, and exploiting sustainable business opportunities?
• What motivates entrepreneurs to create new sustainable businesses?
• How do sustainable businesses make a positive contribution to social and environmental ecosystems?
• What role does the institutional environment play for sustainable entrepreneurship?
• How can sustainable entrepreneurship meet the challenges of sustainable development?
Sustainable entrepreneurship shares many characteristics with environmental and social entrepreneurship, but the consistent pursuit of economic viability, social justice, and environmental sustainability distinguishes sustainable entrepreneurship from other concepts. Exploring this multidimensionality requires different theories, research perspectives (e.g. critical and mainstream), and methods (conceptual and empirical). We invite researchers, academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to submit original research or systematic review for this Research Topic.
This Topic has been realized in collaboration with Dr. Victor Climent.
Keywords: Sustainable entrepreneurship, Sustainable innovation, Sustainable development, Business sustainability, Sustainable business models, Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.