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Title: Entrepreneurship as catalyst for sustainable development : opening the black box
Authors : Filser, Matthias
Kraus, Sascha
Roig-Tierno, Norat
Kailer, Norbert
Fischer, Ulrike
et. al : No
Published in : Sustainability
Volume(Issue) : 11
Issue : 16
Pages : 4503
Publisher / Ed. Institution : MDPI
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2019
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Entrepreneurship; Sustainable development; Literature review
Subject (DDC) : 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: In the last decades, sustainable development has become an important topic of discussion for scholars and practitioners concerned with environmental issues. Since the publication of the Brundtland Report, which represents a milestone in triggering awareness for sustainability issues, sustainable development has steadily gained popularity to become one of the most important environmental discourses today. Together with innovation, the United Nations identified entrepreneurship as a key element for addressing sustainable development challenges. Due to its growing recognition as a driver of sustainable development, entrepreneurship is subject to research across many scientific disciplines. To systemize the current state of knowledge, the purpose of this paper is to systematically review recent literature and to outline how sustainable development influences entrepreneurial activities and vice versa. In addition, it investigates whether and under what circumstances entrepreneurship can contribute to the economic, environmental and social dimension of sustainable development. The systematic literature review shows that several research areas, such as opportunities, motivations, competencies, strategies and business models of sustainability-oriented entrepreneurs, have already received wide coverage by academic literature. However, our knowledge about how entrepreneurial activities contribute to the achievement of the United Nations sustainable development goals is still limited and should be addressed by further research.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.3390/su11164503
ISSN: 2071-1050
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