An entrepreneurial model of economic and environmental co-evolution

Potts, Jason, Foster, John and Straton, Anna (2010) An entrepreneurial model of economic and environmental co-evolution. Ecological Economics, 70 2: 375-383. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.09.009

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Author Potts, Jason
Foster, John
Straton, Anna
Title An entrepreneurial model of economic and environmental co-evolution
Journal name Ecological Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0921-8009
Publication date 2010-12-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.09.009
Volume 70
Issue 2
Start page 375
End page 383
Total pages 9
Editor R. B. Howarth
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A basic tenet of ecological economics is that economic growth and development are ultimately constrained by environmental carrying capacities. It is from this basis that notions of a sustainable economy and of sustainable economic development emerge to undergird the "standard model" of ecological economics. However, the belief in "hard" environmental constraints may be obscuring the important role of the entrepreneur in the co-evolution of economic and environmental relations, and hence limiting or distorting the analytic focus of ecological economics and the range of policy options that are considered for sustainable economic development. This paper outlines a co-evolutionary model of the dynamics of economic and ecological systems as connected by entrepreneurial behaviour. We then discuss some of the key analytic and policy implications.
© 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Keyword Economic evolution
Sustainable economic growth
Ecological economics
Sustainable entrepreneurship
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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