Sustainable Entrepreneurship in SMEs: A Business Performance Perspective
AbstractAssuming that sustainable entrepreneurship leads to business performance, the present paper intends to investigate the standpoints of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) entrepreneurs on different facets. The emphasis is laid on the entrepreneurs’ approaches towards people, planet and profit and on their prioritization within business dynamics. The aforementioned dimensions are deemed important factors engendering business performance in terms of turnover, customer attraction and retention and market share. With a view to testing the advanced hypotheses, we employed a quantitative perspective relying on a questionnaire-based survey. As the results posited, the proposed model accounts for almost 50 percent of variance in business performance, whereas sustainable entrepreneurship approaches towards the people and profit dimensions have a significant positive influence on business performance. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Soto-Acosta, P.; Cismaru, D.-M.; Vătămănescu, E.-M.; Ciochină, R.S. Sustainable Entrepreneurship in SMEs: A Business Performance Perspective. Sustainability 2016, 8, 342.
Soto-Acosta P, Cismaru D-M, Vătămănescu E-M, Ciochină RS. Sustainable Entrepreneurship in SMEs: A Business Performance Perspective. Sustainability. 2016; 8(4):342.Chicago/Turabian Style
Soto-Acosta, Pedro; Cismaru, Diana-Maria; Vătămănescu, Elena-Mădălina; Ciochină, Raluca S. 2016. "Sustainable Entrepreneurship in SMEs: A Business Performance Perspective." Sustainability 8, no. 4: 342.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.