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Sustainable corporate entrepreneurship


Corporate entrepreneurship has, for a number of decades, been viewed as one approach for generating growth through new product, process, market, or strategy innovation. More recently, and largely in response to rising costs and stakeholder concerns, managers have begun to pay increasing attention to issues of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. This paper demonstrates how sustainability can be embedded into a corporate entrepreneurship framework. In addition, managers who embrace sustainability principles are providing a stimulus for corporate entrepreneurship that may result in the discovery or creation, assessment, and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities, an enhanced reputation, and, ultimately, a competitive advantage.

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Miles, M.P., Munilla, L.S. & Darroch, J. Sustainable corporate entrepreneurship. Int Entrep Manag J 5, 65–76 (2009).

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  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate social responsibility