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Conceptualizing strong sustainable entrepreneurship
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration. (RiseB)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration. (RiseB)
2016 (English)In: Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, ISSN 1321-5906, Vol. 23, no 1, 73-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This conceptual article focuses on the environmental dimensions of sustainable developmentwhich are essential for satisfying current and future human needs. It assesses ecologicaleconomics (EE) as an alternative base for a “strong” version of sustainable entrepreneurship(SE). EE recognizes the biophysical base of economic activity, critical natural capital (nonsubstitutability)and limits to market valuation and exchange. Contemporary entrepreneurialdefinitions, however, as well as recent SE framings, pre-suppose that functioning marketswill achieve sustainable development. As discussed in this paper, natural processes are nonlinearand critical, and as thresholds are impossible to anticipate, markets are unreliable andprincipally at odds with the objectives of sustainable development. Our proposed alternativeconstitutes a way forward.

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2016. Vol. 23, no 1, 73-84 p.
Keyword [en]
conceptual framework, sustainable entrepreneurship, ecological economics, definition, sustainable development, critical natural capital
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Business Administration
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sustainable development; Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121627DOI: 10.1080/13215906.2016.1188718ISI: 000382090800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-121627DiVA: diva2:933128
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The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, W2014-0465:1
Available from: 2016-06-03 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2016-11-30Bibliographically approved

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