Ecopreneurship: Business practices for a sustainable future

Niels Schneider

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book


This research monograph answers the question how sustainability driven
entrepreneurs (ecopreneurs) deliver their sustainability goals through their
business practices. The research draws on data from 12 case studies set within
the food industry. The analysis takes a firm level and a supply chain level
perspective and provides insights to the interconnected nature of sustainability
goals within and across firms.
It provides theoretical propositions that show one approach of how to conduct
business in a way that works for the planet and people in addition to
shareholders. This presents an alternative understanding of organisational
performance that builds the foundation for many avenues of future research into
sustainable management.
The research combines the remote areas of supply chain management and
entrepreneurship at the intersection of sustainability. This novel approach and
the insights from the business practice exploration, offer many avenues for
further research beyond entrepreneurship and supply chain management. This
book will be of interest to academics in management research and also to people
with an academic background that work together with sustainability driven and/
or social entrepreneurs, who could benefit from the insights into how
sustainability goals are delivered through business practices and the relevant
trade-offs faced by ecopreneurs.
Answers the question of how ecopreneurs deliver their sustainability goals.
Summarises current ideas around sustainable development and links these to
actionable practices.
Insights from the research build the foundation for further research areas.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages210
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-11-068463-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-11-068458-2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jun 2020

Publication series

NameDe Gruyter Studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
PublisherDe Gruyter
ISSN (Electronic)2570-1703

Structured keywords

  • MGMT theme Sustainable Production and Consumption


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Ecopreneurship
  • Sustainable Sup


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