Eco-socio innovation: underpinning sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation

Jonathan Scott, Patrick Dawson, John M. Thompson

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We introduce and define the novel concept of Eco-Socio Innovation (ESI) by theorizing the role of social innovations in sustainable entrepreneurship. In building on Thompson’s Environment-Values-Resources (EVR) framework, we theorize how ESI can be understood, conceptualized and applied in practice both in terms of: (i) the relevance and applicability of the EVR framework; and (ii) how Eco-Socio driven innovations enacted by sustainable entrepreneurs can have direct positive ecological impacts that cascade into indirect social outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
EditorsKaterina Nicolopoulou, Mine Karatas-Ozkan, Frank Janssen, John Jermier
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781138812666
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sustainability and Business


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