Who takes more sustainability-oriented entrepreneurial actions? The role of entrepreneurs’ values, beliefs & orientations

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Jahanshahi AA, Brem A, Bhattacharjee A
Journal: Sustainability
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 9
Journal issue: 10
ISSN: 2071-1050
Language: English


Abstract


We examine the relationships between entrepreneurs’ values, beliefs and orientations with their firms’ engagement in sustainability-oriented entrepreneurial actions, using a sample of 352 newly established businesses from two Asian countries (Bangladesh and Iran). Our results reveal a dual role of entrepreneurs’ values, beliefs and orientations when taking sustainability-oriented actions. We confirm that individual differences in the set of values, beliefs and orientations can foster or hinder the sustainability-oriented actions across organizations. Our paper contributes to the growing literature of sustainable entrepreneurship, by providing answers for recent calls for better understanding which entrepreneurial ventures engage more in sustainability-oriented actions.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


External institutions with authors

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Research Fields

Technology Entrepreneurship
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


How to cite

APA:
Jahanshahi, A.A., Brem, A., & Bhattacharjee, A. (2017). Who takes more sustainability-oriented entrepreneurial actions? The role of entrepreneurs’ values, beliefs & orientations. Sustainability, 9(10). https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su9101636

MLA:
Jahanshahi, Asghar Afshar, Alexander Brem, and Amitab Bhattacharjee. "Who takes more sustainability-oriented entrepreneurial actions? The role of entrepreneurs’ values, beliefs & orientations." Sustainability 9.10 (2017).

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