publication . Article . 2014

Beyond green niches? Growth strategies of environmentally-motivated social enterprises

Vickers, Ian; Lyon, Fergus;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2014
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • Country: Mauritius
The article examines the strategies by which environmentally-motivated social enterprises seek to scale up their positive impacts, drawing on a theoretical understanding of the role of entrepreneurial agency in transitions to a more sustainable economy and society. Case study evidence is used to explore different forms of enterprise growth, contributions to economic, environmental and social value, and the capabilities involved in their realisation. A typology of three distinct approaches or modes is introduced to help explain orientations and strategies that reflect both conventional conceptions of growth and alternative ways of growing social and environmental...
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