FAR AWAY FIELDS OR THE GREEN GRASS OF HOME:ECOPRENEURIAL INTERNATIONALISATION

Sharon Loane, Elaine Ramsey, Irene Prender

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Abstract

This enquiry focuses on ecopreneurial SMEs undergoing growth, we explore growthtrajectories undertaken as well as the motivations and barriers to such growth. In all evidencefrom 33 shallow cases and 8 in depth interviews informed this study, and 5 illustrativecaselets are presented. A major finding was that the green values of the ecopreneurialfounders imprints and shapes the growth trajectories of these firms, some pursue aninternational market concentration strategy, whilst others pursue a product diversificationstrategy. Drawing on our finding we present a typology of ecopreneurial growth trajectories,draw conclusions from a resource based perspective, and comment upon implications forthose engaged in managing ecopreneurial firms with international potential and for the policyin support of such firms. We conclude by delineating the limitations of this enquiry andsuggesting avenues for future research effort.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2014
EventICSB 2014 - World Conference On Entrepreneurship - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 11 Jun 2014 → …

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ConferenceICSB 2014 - World Conference On Entrepreneurship
Period11/06/14 → …

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Internationalization
Trajectory
Resource-based perspective
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Market concentration
In-depth interviews

Keywords

  • Ecopreneurship
  • SME growth
  • internationalisation
  • motivations
  • barriers

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