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Challenges and opportunities that green entrepreneurs face when building their network compared to traditional network formation, a triple bottom line perspective

Asma, S. (2020) Challenges and opportunities that green entrepreneurs face when building their network compared to traditional network formation, a triple bottom line perspective.

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Abstract:The current study investigates how the challenges and opportunities concerning network formation faced by green entrepreneurs differ from traditional network formation. The Triple-Bottom Line is used in order to classify the challenges under people, planet and profit in combination with five inter-firm co-operation theories. A triangulation approach was adopted during this study where a literature research from secondary data is compared to the findings of interviews that were held with twelve green entrepreneurs based in the Netherlands. Results indicated that there is a discrepancy between the challenges faced by green entrepreneurs and the literature, especially concerning the challenges from a planet perspective. Furthermore, network formation opportunities were raised by the green entrepreneurs from different perspectives. These insights are useful for other green entrepreneurs who are about to start with their network formation as a guideline in order to adjust their networking strategies to diminish the negative effects of these challenges and leverage the opportunities. Moreover, the challenges concerning network formation in this research can serve as a basis for researchers to find solutions to these challenges.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/84835
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