Advertisement

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable Community Development Through Entrepreneurship: Corporate-Based Versus Wellbeing-Centred Approaches to Responsible Production
  • Isabel B. FrancoEmail author
  • Lance Newey
Chapter
Part of the Science for Sustainable Societies book series (SFSS)

Abstract

This chapter aims to build new theory about the links between sustainable community development, entrepreneurship, community wellbeing and interlinkages between the sustainable development goal 12 (hereafter SDG 12), sustainable consumption and production, and the sustainable development goal 3 (hereafter SDG 3) – good health and wellbeing. New theory is needed because multidimensional wellbeing has not been used as an outcome variable with which to assess relative merits or understand the intricacies of how development approaches achieve synergies or fragmentation between the varying components of wellbeing. The research presented here is based on a case study qualitative methodology strategy. Evidence shows that resource-rich regions of Latin America are sites for sustainable community development and responsible production by international companies. Through a comparative case study of two resource towns in Colombia – Antioquia and Risaralda – we find contrasting approaches with different outcomes. A top-down corporate-based approach to sustainable community development occurred in Antioquia but bound the future of the community to resource extraction (mining) with limited attention to other aspects of community wellbeing. This reduced the overall resilience and wellbeing opportunities for the community. In Risaralda, by contrast, a more responsible, wellbeing-conscious approach was adopted based on local entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship here was not only focused on economic development and the future self-sufficiency of the community apart from mining but was also conscious of producing responsibly and building a greater range of wellbeing components other than just economic. We use these results to articulate a wellbeing-centric approach to development called Entrepreneurship for Community Wellbeing.

Keywords

SDG 12 responsible consumption and production SDG 3 good health and wellbeing Entrepreneurship Wellbeing Sustainability Corporate social responsibility 

Notes

Acknowledgements

One of the authors would also like to thank Les and Lee Boby and Reta and Albert Basnett for the inspiration to work with communities.

References

  1. Akudugu MA (2011) Rural banks’ financial capital and livelihoods development of women farmers in Ghana. J Enterp Commun 5(4):248–264Google Scholar
  2. Anderson AR (2000) Paradox in the periphery: an entrepreneurial reconstruction? Entrep Reg Dev 12(2):91–109Google Scholar
  3. AngloGold Ashanti (2008) Colombia: country report. Retrieved March 25, 2014 from http://www.anglogold.com/NR/rdonlyres/1103A1F1-D744-4220-B726-6E48242F7039/0/Colombia2008.pdf
  4. Bacq S, Janssen F (2011) The multiple faces of social entrepreneurship: a review of definitional issues based on geographical and thematic criteria. Entrep Reg Dev 23(5–6):373–403Google Scholar
  5. Banerjee SB (2011) Voices of the governed: towards a theory of the translocal. Organization 18(3):323–344Google Scholar
  6. Baumgartner D, Pütz M, Seidl I (2013) What kind of entrepreneurship drives regional development in European non-core regions? A literature review on empirical entrepreneurship research. Eur Plan Stud 21(8):1095–1127. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.722937CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Bleys B (2012) Beyond GDP: classifying alternative measures for progress. Soc Indic Res 109:355–376Google Scholar
  8. Braun V, Clarke V (2006) Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qual Res Psychol 3(2):77–101Google Scholar
  9. Burroughs JE, Rindfleisch A (2002) Materialism and well-being: a conflicting values perspective. J Consum Res 29(3):348–370Google Scholar
  10. Cahn M (2008) Indigenous entrepreneurship, culture and micro-enterprise in the Pacific Islands: case studies from Samoa. Entrep Reg Dev 20:1–18Google Scholar
  11. Callicott JB (1996) Environmental wellness. Lit Med 15(1):146–160Google Scholar
  12. Cámara de Comercio de Medellín para Antioquia (2010) Minería: Potencial para Iniciativas Cluster en Antioquia Documento Comunidad. Cámara de Comercio de Medellín para Antioquia, MedellínGoogle Scholar
  13. Cook S (2006) Structural change, growth and poverty reduction in Asia: pathways to inclusive development. Pol Rev 24(1):51–80Google Scholar
  14. Cummins RA, Weinberg MK (2013) Subjective wellbeing – multi-item measurement: a review. In: Glatzer W (ed) Global handbook of wellbeing and quality of life. Springer, DordrechtGoogle Scholar
  15. Dana LP, Anderson BR, Meis-Mason A (2009) A study of the impact of oil and gas development on the Dene first nations of the Sahtu (Great Bear Lake) region of the Canadian Northwest Territories (NWT). J Enterp Commun 3(1):94–117Google Scholar
  16. Dana LP, Gurau C, Lasch F (2014) Entrepreneurship, tourism and regional development: a tale of two villages. Entrep Reg Dev 26(3–4):357–374Google Scholar
  17. DANE (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadísticas) (2005) Perfil Risaralda. DANE, BogotaGoogle Scholar
  18. DANE (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadísticas) (2010) Censo general 2005 – Perfil Antioquia. DANE, BogotaGoogle Scholar
  19. Davies JS (2005) Local governance and the dialectics of hierarchy, market and network. Policy Stud 26(3–4):311–335Google Scholar
  20. Davies A, Tonts M (2010) Economic diversity and regional socio-economic performance. Geogr Res 48:223–234Google Scholar
  21. Diener E (2009) Assessing well-being: the collected works of Ed Diener. Social indicators research series, 39, Springer, DordrechtGoogle Scholar
  22. Diener E, Seligman MEP (2010) Beyond money: toward an economy of wellbeing. Psychol Sci 5(1):1–31Google Scholar
  23. Diener E, Ng W, Harter J, Arora R (2010) Wealth and happiness across the world: material prosperity predicts life evaluation, whereas psychological prosperity predicts positive feeling. J Pers Soc Psychol 99(1):52–61Google Scholar
  24. Doyal L, Gough I (1991) A theory of human need. Macmillan, LondonGoogle Scholar
  25. Eade D (2007) Capacity building: who builds whose capacity? Dev Pract 17(4):630–639Google Scholar
  26. Easterlin RA (1974) Does economic growth improve the human lot? Some empirical evidence. Nations Househ Econ Growth 89:89–125Google Scholar
  27. Easterly W (2006) The white Man’s burden: why the west’s efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good. Oxford University Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  28. Eisenhardt KM (1989) Building theories from case study research. Acad Manag Rev 14(4):532–550Google Scholar
  29. Eisenhardt KM, Graebner ME (2007) Theory building from cases: opportunities and challenges. Acad Manag J 50(1):25–32Google Scholar
  30. Ezzati M, Hoorn SV, Lawes CMM, Leach R, James WPT (2005) Rethinking the “diseases of affluence” paradigm: global patterns of nutritional risks in relation to economic development. PLoS Med 3:e133Google Scholar
  31. Fischer BB, Queiroz S, Vonortas NS (2018) On the location of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in developing countries: lessons from São Paulo, Brazil Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, pp 1–27Google Scholar
  32. Franco I (2014) Building sustainable communities: enhancing human capital in resource regions. PhD diss., The University of QueenslandGoogle Scholar
  33. Freire P (1970) Pedagogia do Oprimido (23 a Reimpressao ed.). Paz e Terra S/A, Sao PauloGoogle Scholar
  34. Gasper D (2004) Human well-being: concepts and conceptualizations. Discussion paper 2004/06. Helsinki, Finland: United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics ResearchGoogle Scholar
  35. Gasper D (2005) Subjective and objective well-being in relation to economic inputs: puzzles and responses. Rev Soc Econ 63(2):177–206Google Scholar
  36. Giddens A (1999) Runaway world: how globalisation is reshaping our lives. Profile, LondonGoogle Scholar
  37. Gough I, McGregor JA, Camfield L (2007) Theorising wellbeing in international development. In: Gough I, McGregor JA (eds) Wellbeing in developing countries: from theory to research. Cambridge University, Cambridge, UKGoogle Scholar
  38. GrancolombiaGold (2012) Map of properties. Retrieved 19, July 2012, from http://www.grancolombiagold.com/Properties/Map-of-Properties/default.aspx
  39. Gray BJ, Duncan S, Kirkwood J, Walton S (2014) Encouraging sustainable entrepreneurship in climate-threatened communities: a Samoan case study. Entrep Reg Dev 26(5–6):401–430Google Scholar
  40. Gudynas E (2011) Buen vivir: today’s tomorrow. Development 54(4):441–447Google Scholar
  41. Haan AD, Maxwell S (1998) Editorial: poverty and social exclusion in north and south. IDS Bull 29(1):1–9Google Scholar
  42. Hallerod B, Selden D (2013) The multidimensional characteristics of wellbeing: how different aspects of wellbeing interact and do not interact with each other. Soc Indic Res 113:807–825Google Scholar
  43. Hamdouch A, Demaziere C, Banovac K (2016) The socioeconomic profiles of small and medium sized towns: insights from European case studies. Royal Dutch Geogr Soc 108(4):456–471Google Scholar
  44. Harrison AE (2006) Globalization and poverty NBER working paper 12347. National Bureau of Economic Research, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  45. Huggins R, Thompson P (2014) Culture, entrepreneurship and uneven development: a spatial analysis. Entrep Reg Dev 26(9–10):726–752Google Scholar
  46. Kabeer N (2000) Social exclusion, poverty and discrimination – towards an analytical framework. IDS Bull 31(4):83–97Google Scholar
  47. Keyes CLM (1998) Social well-being. Soc Psychol Q 61(2):121–140Google Scholar
  48. Korsgaard S, Anderson AR (2011) Enacting entrepreneurship as social value creation. Int Small Bus J 29(2):135–151Google Scholar
  49. Lagendijk A, Lorentzen A (2007) Proximity, knowledge and innovation in peripheral regions: on the intersection between geographical and organizational proximity. Eur Plan Stud 15(4):457–466Google Scholar
  50. Lichtenstein GA, Lyons TS (2001) The entrepreneurial development system: transforming business talent and community economies. Econ Dev Q 15(1):3–20Google Scholar
  51. Lichtenstein GA, Lyons TS (2010) Investing in entrepreneurs: a strategic approach for strengthening your regional and community economy. Praeger, CaliforniaGoogle Scholar
  52. Maalouf E (2014) Emerge! The rise of functional democracy and the future of the Middle East. Select Book, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  53. Martin R, Sunley P (2006) Path dependence and regional economic evolution. J Econ Geogr 6:395–437Google Scholar
  54. Martin R, Sunley P (2015) On the notion of regional economic resilience: conceptualization and explanation. J Econ Geogr 15:1–42Google Scholar
  55. Mate K (2001) Capacity-building and policy for sustainable development networking. Minerals Energy Raw Mater Rep 16:3–25Google Scholar
  56. Mayer and Knox (2010) Small-town sustainability: prospects in the second modernity. Eur Plan Stud 18-10:1545–1565Google Scholar
  57. McGregor JA (2007) Researching wellbeing: from concepts to methodology. In: Gough I, McGregor JA (eds) Wellbeing in developing countries: from theory to research. Cambridge University Press, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  58. McKeown T (1988) The origins of human disease. Blackwell, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  59. McMullen JS (2011) Delineating the domain of development entrepreneurship: a market-based approach to facilitating inclusive economic growth. Entrep Theory Pract 35(1):185–193Google Scholar
  60. McWade W (2012) The role for social enterprises and social investors in the development struggle. J Soc Entrep 3(1):96–112Google Scholar
  61. Ministerio de Educación Nacional (2014) Articulación de la educación no formal y contínua con la educación formal y el sistema nacional de formación para el trabajo. Accessed 17 Apr 2014. http://www.mineducacion.gov.co/cvn/1665/article-107689.html
  62. Misoczky MC (2011) World visions in dispute in contemporary Latin America: development x harmonic life. Organization 18(3):345–363Google Scholar
  63. Missens R, Paul Dana L, Anderson R (2007) Aboriginal partnerships in Canada: focus on the Diavik diamond mine. J Enterp Commun 1(1):54–76Google Scholar
  64. Molina-Escobar JM, Restrepo-Baena OJ (2010) Colombian mining sustainability. Dyna-Colombia 77(161):149–151Google Scholar
  65. Monni S, Pallottino M (2015) A new agenda for international development cooperation: lessons learnt from the buen vivir experience. Development 58(1):49–57Google Scholar
  66. Mount J, Mulc H (2007) Community economic development through partnerships: the case of the Sudbury regional business Centre. J Enterp Commun 1(4):337–351Google Scholar
  67. Murray P (1997) Dreams of development: Colombia’s national school of mines and its engineers, 1887–1970. The University of Alabama Press, TuscaloosaGoogle Scholar
  68. Ng W, Diener E (2014) What matters to the rich and the poor? Subjective well-being, financial satisfaction, and postmaterialist needs across the world. J Pers Soc Psychol 107(2):326–338Google Scholar
  69. Nicholls A (2010) The legitimacy of social entrepreneurship: reflexive isomorphism in a pre–paradigmatic field. Entrep Theory Pract 34(4):611–633Google Scholar
  70. Novotny TE (2005) Why we need to rethink diseases of affluence. PLoS Med 2(5):e104Google Scholar
  71. OECD (2013) Economic Well-being. In: OECD framework for statistics on the distribution of household income, consumption and wealthGoogle Scholar
  72. Pargament KI, Sweeney PJ (2011) Building spiritual fitness in the army. American Psychologist, January, pp 58–64Google Scholar
  73. Patrizii V, Pettini A, Resce G (2017) The cost of well-being. Soc Indic Res 133:985–1010Google Scholar
  74. Pendall R, Foster KA, Cowell M (2010) Resilience and regions: building understanding of the metaphor. Camb J Reg Econ Soc 3(1):71–84Google Scholar
  75. Peredo M, Anderson R (2006) Indigenous entrepreneurship research: themes and variations. Int Res Bus Discipl 5:253–273Google Scholar
  76. Peredo AM, Chrisman JJ (2006) Toward a theory of community-based enterprise. Acad Manag Rev 31(2):305–328Google Scholar
  77. Peredo AM, McLean M (2006) Social entrepreneurship: a critical review of the concept. J World Bus 41(1):56–65Google Scholar
  78. Peredo AM, McLean M (2013) Indigenous development and the cultural captivity of entrepreneurship. Bus Soc 52(4):592–620Google Scholar
  79. Perry B (2009) Non-income measures of material wellbeing and hardship: first results from the 2008 New Zealand living standards survey with international comparisons. Ministry of Social Development, WellingtonGoogle Scholar
  80. Peterman AH, Fitchett G, Brady MJ, Hernandez L, Cella D (2002) Measuring spiritual well-being in people with cancer: the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy – spiritual well-being scale (FACIT-Sp). Ann Behav Med 24(1):49–58Google Scholar
  81. Pike A, Rodriguez-Pose A, Tomaney J (2007) What kind of local and regional development and for whom? Reg Stud 41(9):1253–1269Google Scholar
  82. Rakodi C, Lloyd-Jones T (2002) Urban livelihoods: a people Centred approach to reducing poverty. Earthscan Publications, LondonGoogle Scholar
  83. Ratten V, Welpe IM (2011) Community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship. Entrep Reg Dev 23(5–6):283–286Google Scholar
  84. Ryff CD (2014) Psychological well-being revisited: advances in the science and practice of eudaimonia. Psychother Psychosom 83:10–28Google Scholar
  85. Seligman MEP (2011) Flourish: a visionary new understanding of happiness and wellbeing. Free Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  86. Sen A (1979) Equality of what? Standford University, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  87. Shane S, Venkataraman S (2000) The promise of entrepreneurship as a field of research. Acad Manag Rev 25(1):217–226Google Scholar
  88. Shankar R, Shah A (2003) Bridging the economic divide within countries: a scorecard on the performance of regional policies in reducing regional income disparities. World Dev 31(8):1421–1441Google Scholar
  89. Sharmer O, Kaufer K (2013) Leading from the emerging future, 1st edn. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San FranciscoGoogle Scholar
  90. Sigler T (2015) Case study areas [map]. Brisbane, January, 2015Google Scholar
  91. Sistema de Información Minero Energético Colombiano (2010) Distritos Mineros. Accessed 26 Mar 2014. http://190.90.10.157/Distritos%20Mineros/
  92. Stiglitz JE, Sen A, Fitoussi J-P (2010) Mismeasuring our lives: why GDP doesn’t add up. The report by the commission on the measurement of economic performance and social progress. The New Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  93. Surborg, B. 2012 The Production of the World City: Extractive Industries in a Global Urban Economy. PhD diss., the University of British Columbia. Accessed from https://circle.ubc.ca/bitstream/handle/2429/40719/ubc_2012_spring_surborg_bjoern.pdf?sequence=1.
  94. Toedtling F, Kaufmann A (2001) The role of the region for innovation activities of SMEs. Eur Urban Reg Stud 8(3):203–215Google Scholar
  95. Torjman S (2004) Culture and recreation: Links to well-being. Caledon Institute of Social Policy, OttawaGoogle Scholar
  96. UN (2018) About the United Nations sustainable development goals. Retrieved from https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/2018, September 5
  97. UNDP (United Nations Development Program) (2011) Capacity development. Retrieved June 23, 2011 from, http://www.beta.undp.org/undp/en/home/ourwork/capacitybuilding/approach.html
  98. UPME (Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética) (2005) Distritos mineros: exportaciones e infraestructura. Bogota: Accessed 26 Mar 2014. http://www.upme.gov.co/Docs/Distritos_Mineros.pdf
  99. UPME (Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética) (2014) Indicadores de la Minería en Colombia. Accessed 14 Jan 2015. http://www.upme.gov.co/Docs/Plan_Minero/2014/Indicadores%20de%20la%20Miner%C3%ADa%20en%20Colombia.pdf
  100. Villalba U (2013) Buen Vivir vs development: a paradigm shift in the Andes? Third World Q 34(8):1427–1442. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2013.831594CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  101. WHOQOL Group (1998) Development of the world health organization WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment. Psychol Med 28(3):551–558Google Scholar
  102. Williams N, Vorley T (2014) Economic resilience and entrepreneurship: lessons from the Sheffield city region. Entrep Reg Dev 26(3–4):257–281Google Scholar
  103. Williams N, Vorley T (2015) The impact of institutional change on entrepreneurship in a crisis-hit economy: the case of Greece. Entrep Reg Dev 27(1–2):28–49Google Scholar
  104. World Bank (1996) World development report. Oxford University Press, Washington, DCGoogle Scholar
  105. Yin RK (2003) Case study research: design and methods. Sage, Thousand OaksGoogle Scholar
  106. Zahra SA, Newey LR, Li Y (2014) On the Frontiers: the implications of social entrepreneurship for international entrepreneurship. Entrep Theory Pract 38:137–158Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for the Advanced Study of SustainabilityUnited Nations University Shibuya-kuTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Australian Institute for Business and EconomicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.The University of Queensland, Business SchoolBrisbaneAustralia

Personalised recommendations