Stakeholders’ perceptions of sustainable entrepreneurship within the context of a developing economy

Hien T.T. Nguyen, Laura A. Costanzo*, Mine Karatas-Özkan

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    Abstract

    This study advances the understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship (SE) by investigating stakeholders’ perceptions of SEs dimensions in a developing economy. Sixty-three semistructured interviews with local government officers and entrepreneurs in family-business settings were conducted on three islands within the Vietnamese Marine Protected Areas cluster. The study fills both theoretical and empirical gaps concerning the emergence of SE in a developing economy. It empirically examines cultural sustainability and the interconnection between four sustainability pillars (environment, economy, society, and culture), thus, contributing to a more holistic concept of SE in the tourism sector. Furthermore, the study reveals that stakeholders’ perceptions of SE are affected by levels of tourism development. The findings have important implications for family-owned businesses and policymakers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)441-480
    Number of pages40
    JournalJournal of Small Business Management
    Volume61
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2023

    Keywords

    • family business
    • qualitative
    • Sustainable entrepreneurship

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