Sustainable entrepreneurship—entrepreneurship with social and ecological gains as well as economic ones—can significantly address societal and environmental challenges, however, it is not clear how policy can support it. The authors develop a policy framework for sustainable entrepreneurship, using open innovation with SME entrepreneurs, business execs, academics and policymakers via an online crowdsourcing event with 150 participants. Through inductive analysis of 1,696 text comments, five policy domains are identified: creating awareness/skills; building networks; funding/investing; measuring impact/performance; and innovating government. Contributions to entrepreneurship policy literature include measuring impact/performance and open policy innovation for entrepreneurship policy. Contributions to sustainability policy literature include empowering individuals as entrepreneurs and not just consumers. A sustainable entrepreneurship framework is developed. A method for crowdsourcing policy innovations is outlined.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||The 47th EMAC Annual Conference 2018 - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 29 May 2018 → 1 Jun 2018
Conference number: 47
|Conference||The 47th EMAC Annual Conference 2018|
|Location||University of Strathclyde|
|Period||29/05/2018 → 01/06/2018|
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Watson, R., Nielsen, K. R., Wilson, H. N., Mera, C., & Reisch, L. A. (2018). Policy for Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Crowdsourced Framework. Paper presented at The 47th EMAC Annual Conference 2018, Glasgow, United Kingdom.