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The Development of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research Field

Paul Sarango-Lalangui (), Jane Lucia S. Santos () and Esther Hormiga ()
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Paul Sarango-Lalangui: Department of Business Science, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Loja 11-01-608, Ecuador
Jane Lucia S. Santos: PUCRS’ Science and Technology Park, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre 90619-900, Brazil
Esther Hormiga: Department of Business, University of Barcelona, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 6, 1-19

Abstract: Sustainable entrepreneurship has received substantial recognition from academics and practitioners in the last decade, with a noticeable and rapidly increases of publications on the topic. Through bibliometric techniques and tools, this study allows mapping the main academic literature on sustainable entrepreneurship and analyzes the most substantial contributions to the advances of research in this field. The chronological analysis of literature from the Web of Science-Social Sciences Citation Index (WoS-SSCI) database—until January 2018—provides new insights not previously reviewed, such as the journals, authors and articles more influential so far. As a result, 282 articles were retrieved, which were published in 140 journals and written by 663 authors affiliated to 413 institutions, from 50 countries. The analysis allowed identifying publication evolution over time, and provides clues about the opportunities for future research.

Keywords: sustainable entrepreneurship; sustainability; sustainable opportunities; social entrepreneurship; environmental entrepreneurship (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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