Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business

Underwood, Sarah; Blundel, Richard; Lyon, Fergus and Schaefer, Anja eds. (2012). Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business. Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, 2. Bradford: Emerald.



This second volume in the series, Social and Sustainable Enterprise: Changing the Nature of Business, which is edited by Sarah Underwood, Richard Blundel, Fergus Lyon and Anja Schaefer, draws together contemporary research contributions that seek to critically explore a range of issues in the specific context of social enterprise, sustainable entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Collectively, the chapters in this volume consider the challenges facing social enterprises globally, their environmental impact and the difficulties for policy makers in their efforts to tackle complex international environmental problems. The volume contributors draw on a range of research themes, methodological approaches and international contexts to enhance our understanding of the meaning, critical nature and value of social and sustainable enterprise development. Thus, this volume speaks directly to the core objectives of this book series by providing an opportunity for the ISBE [Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship] community of interest to challenge current thinking and create a research agenda for future inquiry.

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