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Addressing Sustainability in an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: A Case Study of a Social Incubator in Mexico


Abstract Over the past few decades, businesses globally have advanced in incorporating the principles of sustainability as they strive to align economic outcomes with growing and complex social and environmental demands and opportunities. This transition is conditioned by the maturity, scale, and geographical location of a business (among other factors), with particular challenges placed on small enterprises in middle- to low-income communities. Within this context, the overarching research question of this dissertation is why and how business incubation processes may foster sustainable enterprises at the middle and base of the socioeconomic pyramid (MoP/BoP). To explore this question, in this project I used as a case study the experience of a netwo... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Wood, Mark Williams (Author) / Redman, Charles L (Advisor) / Wiek, Arnim (Committee member) / Basile, George M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Entrepreneurship / Social research / Business incubation / Ethnography / Social entrepreneurship / Sustainable business / Sustainable entrepreneurship
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 151 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Sustainability 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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