Entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals Vol: 8

Nikolaos Apostolopoulos
University of Plymouth, UK

Haya Al-Dajani
University of Plymouth, UK

Diane Holt
University of Essex, UK

Paul Jones
Swansea University, UK

Robert Newbery
University of Newcastle, UK

Product Details
08 Oct 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229mm
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research


The sustainable development goals (SDGs) were launched in 2015, as a global agenda for addressing the multiplicity of social and environmental challenges that face communities around the world. But what role might entrepreneurship play in reaching these goals? 

In the first book of its kind, Entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals will encourage you to think about the critical role that entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs might play in supporting sustainable development. More than twenty authors from across Africa, Asia, North America, and Europe explore a fascinating mix of enterprises and sustainable development initiatives to illustrate the capacity of entrepreneurship as the engine for transforming our world and overcoming the diverse nature of these global challenges. Structured into three provocative sections this book explores:
• Social change and entrepreneurship through the lens of the SDGs;
• Organisational practices and innovation towards the SDGs;
• Entrepreneurship, gender equality and empowerment towards the SDGs 

Journey through the stories of tribal enterprises in India, to cacao framers in Ghana, small and medium sized businesses in Greece, social enterprises in Kenya, Zambia and the USA and many others to see the powerful force that entrepreneurship can be for promoting poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
Introduction. Entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals; Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, Haya Al-Dajani, Diane Holt, Paul Jones and Robert Newbery 
PART I: Social change and entrepreneurship through the lens of the SDGs 
Chapter 1. A Multiple Framework Approach to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Entrepreneurship; Carole Pomare 
Chapter 2. How social enterprises can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A conceptual framework; David Littlewood and Diane Holt 
Chapter 3. Contributions to the SDGs through social and eco entrepreneurship. New mindsets for sustainable solutions; Christopher Moon 
Chapter 4. Hand' Made in India: Tribal Sustainopreneurs of Change and Prosperity; Tamanna M Shah  
PART II: Organisational practices and innovation towards the SDGs 
Chapter 5. Impact Investment and the Sustainable Development Goals: Embedding field-level frames in organizational practice; Erin Castellas and Jarrod Ormiston 
Chapter 6. SDGs and Digital Financial Services (DFS) Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities in Africa’s Largest Economy; Olayinka David-West and Ijeoma Nwagwu 
Chapter 7. CSR Practices and SME Innovativeness in Greece; Efthymia Korra, Ioannis Giotopoulos and Aggelos Tsakanikas
PART III: Entrepreneurship, gender equality and empowerment towards the SDGs 
Chapter 8. Entrepreneurship as a Tool for a New Beginning - Entrepreneurship Training for Refugees in a New Homeland; Katrin Marchand and Josette Dijkhuizen 
Chapter 9. Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment through Fair Trade Social Enterprise: case of Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo; Bob Doherty 
Chapter 10. Female Entrepreneurship and International Organizations; Luis Dau, Elizabeth Moore and Max Abrahms 
Chapter 11. Cooperative Enterprises and Sustainable Development in Post-Crisis Nepal: A Social Responsibility Perspective on Women's Employment and Empowerment; Subas Dhakal
Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos is Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Programme Leader in the MSc programmes in Entrepreneurship at the University of Plymouth. He holds a PhD with distinction in entrepreneurship and regional sustainable development. He is co-investigator of the Enterprise Educators UK grant focusing on entrepreneurship education and sustainable development. 
Dr Haya Al-Dajani is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Entrepreneurship and leads the Responsible Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Group (RESI) at the University of Plymouth where she also co-chairs the Displacement Studies Research Network and the University Women's Network. She is the Principal Investigator of two RCUK funded projects focusing on entrepreneurship and refugees.  
Dr Diane Holt is a Professor in Management at Essex Business School, University of Essex. She is currently leading the ESRC-NRF South Africa PhD partnering programme SASIE (2015-2018) on social innovation and social entrepreneurship. She has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.  
Dr Paul Jones is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swansea University. He has previously held academic posts at Coventry University, Plymouth University and the University of South Wales. He has published his work in leading international journals such as "International Small Business Journal", "Omega", "Journal of Business Research" and "Environment and Planning C". 
Dr Robert Newbery is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation at Newcastle University and Head of the Marketing, Operations and Systems group at Newcastle University Business School. He has worked extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America and has founded and run a number of entrepreneurial businesses.

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