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Loane, Sharon, Ramsey, Elaine and Prender, Irene (2014) FAR AWAY FIELDS OR THE GREEN GRASS OF HOME:ECOPRENEURIAL INTERNATIONALISATION. In: ICSB 2014 - World Conference On Entrepreneurship, Dublin, Ireland. ICSB. [Conference contribution]

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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.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Ecopreneurship, SME growth, internationalisation, motivations, barriers
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of International Business
Ulster Business School > Department of Business and Enterprise
Ulster Business School
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:29703
Deposited By: Dr Sharon Loane
Deposited On:19 Jun 2014 12:22
Last Modified:19 Jun 2014 12:22

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