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.
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.