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Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business Vol: 2

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21 Nov 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
230 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research


With current environmental, social and financial challenges facing society and the economy, there has been a rapid growth in interest in the role of social and sustainable enterprise. Accordingly, as government, industry and communities seek to find alternative ways to deliver product and services, this volume seeks to draw together contemporary entrepreneurial research which addresses current social and environmental issues, such as: social and community enterprise and entrepreneurship, including the tension between maintaining core social aims and continuing to prosper in a highly competitive and turbulent marketplace. Sustainable entrepreneurship and environmental impacts of enterprise, for example the pursuit of environmentally-responsible opportunities by mainstream enterprises, the creation of self-consciously 'eco-preneurial' ventures and more radical models that challenge prevailing assumptions about enterprise and growth; and ethics, enterprise and social responsibility, including the growth of ethical markets and the opportunities they create, such as providing services for disadvantaged groups or facilitating markets in fairly-traded goods and services.
List of Contributors. Preface. Introduction to Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business. Process of Social Entrepreneurship in India: The Case of Goonj. Radical Innovation Strategies of Environmental-Technology Entrepreneurs in the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture Sector. New Business Models for a Low-Carbon Future: Case Studies from the Energy Sector. Green Entrepreneurship: Building a Green Economy? – Evidence from the UK. Environmental Responsibility in Micro-Enterprises: Exploring the Relationship between Disclosure and Practice. Does a CSR Focus Lead to Innovation in Established Firms?. Are Companies Maintaining Social Benefits in Constrained Economic Times?. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Developing Country Perspective. About the Editors. Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business. Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship research. Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship research. Copyright page.

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