The creation process of environmentally sustainable enterprises

Authors

  • Joyce Aparecida Ramos dos Santos Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9462-3927
  • Rivanda Meira Teixeira Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brasil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14211/regepe.e1913

Keywords:

Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Process, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Environmentally Sustainable Entrepreneurial Process.

Abstract

Objective: To analyze phases that involve the process of creating environmentally sustainable enterprises. Method: Qualitative approach with an exploratory and descriptive purpose. A multi-case study strategy was employed, carried out with five micro-enterprises located in the state of Paraná. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and observed under documental analysis. Originality/Relevance: Evidenced by the scarcity of studies investigating how the sustainable environmental entrepreneurial process occurs, the present study can be seen as an initial effort to help fill this gap. Results: The evidence demonstrated that the sustainable environmental entrepreneurial process as a multifaceted phenomenon, admitting different configurations depending on the profile of the individual who undertakes a venture, motivations for business creation, central proposal of the created enterprise and development context. Theoretical/methodological contributions: Proposition of a specific structure in the field of environmental sustainable entrepreneurship that which allows for recursion between the phases and / or the non-coverage of any of them in the creation of an enterprise of this nature. Social contributions: The proposed model can guide new entrepreneurs in the creation of an environmentally sustainable enterprise.

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Author Biographies

Joyce Aparecida Ramos dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brasil

Doutoranda em Administração pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). Mestre em Administração pela Instituição supracitada. Graduada em Administração pela Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS).

Rivanda Meira Teixeira, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brasil

Doutora em Administração pela Cranfield University, Inglaterra. Pós Doutorado em Empreendedorismo na HEC, Canadá (2006).

Pós Doutorado FGV-SP (2015) em Empreendedorismo.
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração ou Centro de Pesquisa e Pós- Graduação em Administração - Universidade Federal do Paraná
(PPGADM/UFPR), Brasil.

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Published

2021-05-03

How to Cite

Santos, J. A. R. dos, & Teixeira, R. M. (2021). The creation process of environmentally sustainable enterprises. Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Copyedited, proofread, in layout editing. https://doi.org/10.14211/regepe.e1913

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