Session 6

Leadership Skills for a Sustainable World 2:
Entrepreneurial and Start-Up Environments

Required Reading

  • Shepherd D.A., Patzelt H. (2017) Researching Entrepreneurships’ Role in Sustainable Development. In: Trailblazing in Entrepreneurship. Palgrave Macmillan,149-180.

  • Belz, F. M., & Binder, J. K. (2017). Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Convergent Process Model. Business Strategy & The Environment, 26(1), 1-17.

  • Hull, J.W. (2016). How Your Leadership has to Change as Your Startup Scales. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles. 20th May 2016, 2-5.

  • Belkhir, L. (2015). The Innovation Levers to Sustainability Management: Entrepreneurship, Design and Policy. Journal of Management and Sustainability, 5 (1), 10-19.

Further Reading (Optional)

Mostly Free (Open-Access) Further Educational Resources

  • Becoming a Changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation – UnivCapeTown/Coursera.

    For anyone who wants to make a difference, this course will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions.

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  4. Creating new educational pathways of accessible and flexible learning in transition-related topics by sharing existing educational opportunities.

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