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Sustainability 2017, 9(4), 492; doi:10.3390/su9040492

Ecopreneurship and Ecopreneurs: Limits, Trends and Characteristics

Department of Human Sciences and Quality of Life Promotion, Università San Raffaele, Via Val Cannuta 247, 00166 Rome, Italy
Academic Editor: Iain Gordon
Received: 30 November 2016 / Revised: 14 March 2017 / Accepted: 18 March 2017 / Published: 25 March 2017
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Abstract

The research topic of Ecopreneurship is growing and new questions emerge, whilst others remain unanswered. This paper provides an extensive literature review and aims to highlight research outputs and trends in ecopreneurship. Besides a reflection on the main features, motivations and typologies of ecopreneurs, the paper provides a focus on the relationship between agribusiness and ecopreneurship in order to outline issues that hopefully will be further investigated and extended to other businesses. By following the main trends within the academic debate, the paper provides insights into the defining the distinguishing traits of ecopreneurship when compared to traditional entrepreneurship. The author provides an overview of research issues that could be explored in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: ecopreneurship; ecopreneur; sustainability; agribusiness; ecopreneurial orientation; sustainable orientation ecopreneurship; ecopreneur; sustainability; agribusiness; ecopreneurial orientation; sustainable orientation
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