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Marcela Ramírez Pasillas and Quang Evansluong

This chapter explores how an undergraduate elective course employs a community of practice to change students’ perceptions on sustainable entrepreneurship. For this purpose, the authors conducted a case study of an undergraduate elective course in a Swedish business school re-designed to adopt sustainability and sustainable entrepreneurship education. The authors found evidence that, when students engage in a community of practice for sustainable entrepreneurship, they become aware of the importance of being active citizens. The authors proposed two key activities – project work and embracing an active citizenship – to nurture the full participation of students in a community of practice. Through project work – developing ideas and prototypes for sustainable ventures, lean mentoring, and participation in a sustainability festival – students were provided with a learning context for changing their perceptions on sustainable entrepreneurship. By embracing an active citizenship, students coined potential solutions to societal problems. Individual and collective reflections on class activities were important for them in becoming aware of their roles and capacity to act as change agents.

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Marcela Ramírez-Pasillas, Fernando Sandoval-Arzaga and María Fonseca-Paredes

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Fernando Sandoval-Arzaga, Marcela Ramírez-Pasillas and María Fonseca-Paredes

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Marcela Ramírez Pasillas, Ethel Brundin and Magdalena Markowska

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Edited by Marcela Ramírez-Pasilla, Ethel Brundin and Magdalena Markowska

Entrepreneurship in emerging countries presents us with a unique set of working attitudes, modes of thinking, social practices and processes. This book explores these characteristics, focusing on the conceptualization of entrepreneurship ‘in-between’. It highlights top-down and bottom-up initiatives as well as driving forces for entrepreneurial activities in emerging economies and developing countries, presenting the diversity, nuances and multiplicity of facets of relevant but unexplored contexts that we need in order to expand our dominant and traditional understandings of entrepreneurship