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Born to be green: new insights into the economics and management of green entrepreneurship

Demirel, Pelin; Li, Qian Cher; Rentocchini, Francesco; Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan


Pelin Demirel

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Associate Professor in Industrial Economics

Francesco Rentocchini

Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada


While the number of green start-ups has steadily increased around the world in response to the environmental problems demanding immediate solutions, there are several unresolved questions on the behaviour and performance of such ventures. The papers in this special issue shed light on these issues by underscoring the role of several factors, such as industry life cycles, knowledge spillovers, institutions, and availability of external finance, in shaping decision-making and firm behaviour in green start-ups. This paper highlights the state-of-the art developments in the literature, discusses the key contributions of the papers put together in this special issue and presents a future research agenda for scholars interested in green entrepreneurship.


Demirel, P., Li, Q. C., Rentocchini, F., & Tamvada, J. P. (2019). Born to be green: new insights into the economics and management of green entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 52(4), 759-771.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2017
Online Publication Date Oct 4, 2017
Publication Date 2019-04
Deposit Date Sep 25, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 4, 2017
Journal Small Business Economics
Print ISSN 0921-898X
Electronic ISSN 1573-0913
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Issue 4
Pages 759-771
Keywords Green entrepreneurship, environmental sector, green economy, green start-ups
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