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Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics

Entrepreneurship in the Fourth Sector

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Sustainable Business Models

Editors: Sánchez-Hernández, M.I., Cagica Carvalho, L., Rego, C., Lucas, M.R., Noronha, A. (Eds.)

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  • Traces an evolutionary approach to understand the complex relationship between private, public, and non-profit sectors 
  • Provides meaningful theory and substantial empirical applications on the structural and socio-economic determinants of entrepreneurship in the fourth sector
  • Brings together leading international cases on entrepreneurship in the fourth sector
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About this book

“The fourth sector” is a relatively new sector that consists of for-benefit organizations that combine market-based approaches of the private sector with the social and environmental aims of the public and non-profit sectors. This book examines trends of entrepreneurship in the fourth sector, describes specific ecosystems fostering new ventures around the world, and characterizes the most common and innovative business models.  It covers as well the main effects, among others, of technological change, innovation, and institutional behavior on the sector in the last years. 

About the authors

M. Isabel Sánchez-Hernández is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Extremadura (Spain). She is also an economist at the University Autonomous of Madrid (Spain), specialized in regional economics and corporate social responsibility. Her research interests range across several key areas within social entrepreneurship and social innovation, including public and social policies. 

Luísa Carvalho is professor of management in the Department of Economics and Management at the Institute Polytechnic of Setúbal (Portugal).  She is also a researcher at Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Èvora (Portugal). Dr. Carvalho has several publications in national and international journals, books, and book chapters. 

Conceição Rego is professor of economics in the Department of Economics and researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Évora (Portugal). She has coordinated and participated in several projects in the areas of regional development, population economics, and education economics. Her publications span across internationally renowned books and journals.

Maria Raquel Lucas is professor of management in the Department of Management and researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Évora (Portugal). She has authored several publications in national and international journals, books, and book chapters. Professor Lucas is also the coordinator of master courses at the National University of East Timor and is active in several national and international projects involving transnational studies with Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

 Adriana Backx Noronha is professor and researcher in the School of Economics, Business and Accounting at the University of São Paulo (Brazil). Her main areas of research are in quantitative methods for decision-making in management, active methods of teaching and learning, and entrepreneurial training. She is the author of several publications, including national and international magazines, books, and book chapters.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Sánchez-Hernández, María Isabel (et al.)

  • The Fourth Sector: The Future of Business, for a Better Future

    Pages 7-22

    Sánchez-Hernández, María Isabel (et al.)

  • Cultivating the Fourth Sector: Active Citizenship and Governance in the Urban Change Process

    Pages 23-45

    Gonçalves, Jorge Manuel

  • Municipal Policies in Spain to Promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): An Approach to the Fourth Sector

    Pages 47-73

    Gutiérrez Ponce, Herenia (et al.)

  • Disability as a Driving Force of Sustainable Business Models in the Fourth Sector

    Pages 75-97

    Alonso-Martínez, Daniel (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrepreneurship in the Fourth Sector
Book Subtitle
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Sustainable Business Models
Editors
  • María Isabel Sánchez-Hernández
  • Luísa Cagica Carvalho
  • Conceição Rego
  • Maria Raquel Lucas
  • Adriana Noronha
Series Title
Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68390-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68390-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68389-4
Series ISSN
2511-2023
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 356
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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