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Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Research

Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Research

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Edited by Paula Kyrö

Allying and expanding the diverse fields of entrepreneurship and sustainable development research is a modern day imperative. This Handbook paints an illuminating picture of the historic and current understanding of the bond between entrepreneurship and sustainable development. The authors explore the basic contradictions between the two fields and outline the transformative role entrepreneurship can play in achieving sustainable development. More than 50 expert researchers and their research communities from 16 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, North America, and the Middle East provide original and informative contributions on a variety of issues, from women’s empowerment to climate change and organic farmers to ecotourism.

Chapter 14: David versus Goliath: how eco-entrepreneurs transform global ecosystems

Kim Poldner and Oana Branzei

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, development studies, development economics, economics and finance, development economics


There is nothing average about entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is not about-central tendencies; it is about extremes. Entrepreneurship is not about what is-likely; it is about what is possible. It is not about ordinary; it is about extraordinary.-The common denominator . . . is their recognition, realization, and-reaping of more value than anyone else (the market) could have anticipated.-(Isenberg, 2013)

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