Conceptualising the transformational power of entrepreneurship from an entrepreneurial ecosystems perspective focusing on environmentally and socially inclusive economic growth

Esin Yoruk, Andrew Johnston, Gideon Maas, Paul Jones

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This paper focuses on the philosophy of transformational entrepreneurship and explores what role entrepreneurial ecosystems fulfil within that to stimulate environmentally and socially inclusive growth. It first examines the past and current contributions in the entrepreneurship literature. Then, it considers the current debate on the transformative power of entrepreneurship and how it can be best utilised for creation of sustainable socio-economic growth via diverse forms of entrepreneurship and interdependencies between entrepreneurial actions and functions at different income levels. From this basis, this research contributes to the recent literature on transformational effects of entrepreneurship by providing novel insights into the role entrepreneurial ecosystems fulfil in transforming societies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-220
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development
Issue number1-2
Early online date15 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

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