Subsistence Entrepreneurship [electronic resource] : The Interplay of Collaborative Innovation, Sustainability and Social Goals / edited by Vanessa Ratten, Paul Jones, Vitor Braga, Carla Susana Marques
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
This book focuses on the role of subsistence entrepreneurs in creating social and sustainable business opportunities on the global marketplace. Subsistence entrepreneurs use scarce resources to create new business opportunities, often in developing or emerging economies. In addition, subsistence entrepreneurship is increasingly being used as a way to facilitate market entry for small and medium-sized business enterprises that focus on collaborative innovation. The interdisciplinary contributions gathered here will expand readers’ understanding of the nature and characteristics of subsistence entrepreneurs, as well as the challenges they face. The central connection between subsistence, sustainability and social entrepreneurship is also explored.
Subsistence Entrepreneurship: The Role of Collaborative Innovation, Sustainability and Social Goals -- Firm Founder's Passivity as a Source of Serendipitous Opportunity Discovery -- Commonomics: Rhetoric and Reality of the African Growth Tragedy -- Entrepreneurship in the Solidarity Economy: A Valuation of Models Based on the Quadruple Helix and Civil Society -- Evaluating the Business Model of a Work Integration Social Enterprise in Cantabria -- Encouraging Indigenous Self-Employment in Franchising -- Shadow Economy Index for Moldova and Romania -- Survivability and Sustainability of Traditional Industry in the Twenty-First Century: A Case of Indonesian Traditional Furniture SME in Jepara -- The Minimum Wage Fuels Romania's Shadow Economy? -- Garnifying Innovation and Innovating Through Garnification -- Work Hard, Play Hard: Work-Life Balance in Small Business -- Stay Ahead of a Game or Stay Still: The Impact of Learning and Development on Business Performance