Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Green Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Abdelillah HamdouchEmail author
  • Marc-Hubert Depret
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_217

Synonyms

Introduction

The last few years have seen the emergence and gradual development of a number of innovative environmental products, services, and technologies, hence the rapid growth of a tangible “green” business/economy which is developing today all around the world and which is becoming increasingly organized through the formation of coalitions/clusters/networks of “green entrepreneurs.”

However, green entrepreneurship remains understudied in the literature. Therefore, the contours of the phenomenon are rather fuzzy. At the same time, green entrepreneurs are still facing substantial economic and noneconomic barriers that hamper their development.

Environmental Innovations and “Green Business”: A Great Potential Entrepreneurship Opportunity

Broadly speaking, environmental innovations can be defined as new or modified processes, techniques, practices, systems, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planning DepartmentPolytechnic School, University of ToursToursFrance
  2. 2.University of Poitiers, IRIAF, CRIEFNiortFrance