Sustainable entrepreneurship: creating environmental solutions in light of planetary boundaries

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This article discusses sustainable entrepreneurship in light of
planetary boundaries and related aims to contribute to managing for and in a
safe operating space for humanity. The rapidly developing research area of
environmental, social and sustainable entrepreneurship has flourished for the
last two decades and improved our understanding of the phenomenon.
However, while a contribution to sustainable development is often stated in
general terms or implied, most of the sustainable entrepreneurship literature
focuses on classifications, motivations, processes and specific outcomes
without explicit links to how planetary boundaries are addressed. This paper
discusses links between sustainable entrepreneurship and the planetary
boundaries concept by addressing both perspectives: how can the concept
of planetary boundaries provide perspectives for designing and assessing
sustainable entrepreneurship? And how can sustainable entrepreneurship
contribute effectively to an economy and society operating in a safe operating
space for humanity?
ZeitschriftInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing
Seiten (von - bis)1-16
Anzahl der Seiten16
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 2018


  • Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Nachhaltigkeit - sustainable entrepreneurship, environmental solutions, planetary boundaries, Ecopreneurship, environmental entrepreneurship, safe operating space, Transition, sustainability transformation, corporate sustainability