Chapter 5: Entrepreneurship, sustainability, and stakeholder theory
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This chapter examines the links between stakeholder theory, sustainability issues, and entrepreneurship research, arguing that applying a stakeholder lens to entrepreneurial theories of value creation can inform the achievement of sustainable development goals. We review the literature at the crossroad of stakeholder and entrepreneurship, highlight the role of stakeholders and stakeholder relationships in entrepreneurship research, and identify key themes and empirical findings. While the entrepreneurship literature has tended to adopt a narrow view of stakeholder enrollment and management, it has the potential to shed new light on the management of the novel, complex, and uncertain settings and relationships that characterize attempts to understand and tackle societal grand challenges through private enterprise.

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