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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 2005;

The Development of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research Field

Department of Business Science, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Loja 11-01-608, Ecuador
PUCRS’ Science and Technology Park, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre 90619-900, Brazil
Department of Business, University of Barcelona, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 30 April 2018 / Revised: 31 May 2018 / Accepted: 7 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Sustainable entrepreneurship has received substantial recognition from academics and practitioners in the last decade, with a noticeable and rapidly increases of publications on the topic. Through bibliometric techniques and tools, this study allows mapping the main academic literature on sustainable entrepreneurship and analyzes the most substantial contributions to the advances of research in this field. The chronological analysis of literature from the Web of Science-Social Sciences Citation Index (WoS-SSCI) database—until January 2018—provides new insights not previously reviewed, such as the journals, authors and articles more influential so far. As a result, 282 articles were retrieved, which were published in 140 journals and written by 663 authors affiliated to 413 institutions, from 50 countries. The analysis allowed identifying publication evolution over time, and provides clues about the opportunities for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable entrepreneurship; sustainability; sustainable opportunities; social entrepreneurship; environmental entrepreneurship sustainable entrepreneurship; sustainability; sustainable opportunities; social entrepreneurship; environmental entrepreneurship

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Sarango-Lalangui, P.; Santos, J.L.S.; Hormiga, E. The Development of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research Field. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2005.

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