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Sustainable Entrepreneurship

The Role of Collaboration in the Global Economy

  • Vanessa Ratten
  • Paul Jones
  • Vitor Braga
  • Carla Susana Marques
  • Focuses on the collaborative aspects of sustainable entrepreneurship

  • Shows how stakeholders can facilitate the co-creation processes for sustainable business endeavors

  • Provides examples from different entrepreneurial contexts from emerging economies


Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Vanessa Ratten, Paul Jones, Vitor Braga, Carla Susana Marques
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nelia Hyndman-Rizk, Saskia de Klerk
    Pages 25-45
  4. Guillermo Andrés Zapata-Huamaní, Sara Fernández-López, María Jesús Rodríguez-Gulías, David Rodeiro-Pazos
    Pages 47-62
  5. Angela Mota, Vitor Braga, Vanessa Ratten
    Pages 139-165

About this book


Sustainable entrepreneurship focuses on how the environment is embedded within business practices. This book examines collaboration strategies and initiatives for sustainable entrepreneurs with a wide variety of partners, and demonstrates how they can be used to increase overall performance and achieve global competitiveness. Based on the latest empirical evidence from emerging economies, the book’s respective chapters address sustainability issues in connection with knowledge creation and learning, outsourcing, and the roles of universities, consultants, and the public sector.


Ethical and social aspects of entrepreneurship Environmental entrepreneurship Research on sustainable entrepreneurship Collaborative innovation models for small businesses Entrepreneurship vs. self-employment in emerging markets Gamifying innovation Learning and sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Vanessa Ratten
    • 1
  • Paul Jones
    • 2
  • Vitor Braga
    • 3
  • Carla Susana Marques
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ManagementLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.ICTECoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  3. 3.CIICESISchool of Technology and Management, Institute Polytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.CETRAD Unit ResearchUniversity of Trás-os-Montes and Alto DouroVila RealPortugal

About the editors

Vanessa Ratten is the programme coordinator of the entrepreneurship and innovation degrees at La Trobe Business School, Australia. She has previously been on the business faculties of Deakin University (Australia), Duquesne University (USA), Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and the University of Queensland (Australia). Dr Ratten has co-edited six books on entrepreneurship, sports entrepreneurship and innovation. Her current research focus is on sport, education and entrepreneurship.

Paul Jones is deputy director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) and professor of entrepreneurship at Coventry University, UK. He is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and sits on the board of trustees of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, and associate editor for the International Journal of Management Education. 

Vitor Braga is an associate professor at the School of Technology and Management of Felgueiras, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal. He is the director of the Business Sciences BSc, the head of the business sciences department and the director of the MSc in International Management. His main research interests are in entrepreneurship processes such as co-operation, internationalization and innovation.

Carla Susana Marques holds a PhD in management. She is an assistant professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD Portugal) and coordinator of the innovation, markets and organisation research group in UTAD’s Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies. Her research on innovation and entrepreneurship has been presented at numerous international conferences and published in international journals. Her more recent research projects have covered issues relating to womens' entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, innovation and firm performance. 

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