Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Lecturer and researcher Lori Divito wins the 'best paper award'

at the Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship

1 Feb 2016 16:09 | Communication

‘How does entrepreneurial orientation affect decisions and trade-offs on sustainability impact?’ This is the question Lori Divito (AUAS, IBS) and René Bohnsack (UCP, Catholica) are answering in their working paper ‘Entrepreneurial Orientation and its Impact on Tradeoff Decisions in Sustainability.’

For this paper they received the ‘Best Paper Award’ at the 6th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship.

The case of sustainable fashion entrepreneurs

Balancing the three dimensions of sustainability (social, ecological and economic) inherently requires choices in which one dimension or another has less optimal outcomes. With their paper Divito and Bohnsack investigate the microfoundations of sustainable entrepreneurship and aim to shed light on trade-offs made in decisions about social, ecological and economic sustainability. The authors find that the entrepreneurs accept slower economic growth or lower performance in order to maintain the integrity of their social and ecological values.

Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship

The sixth edition of the Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship took place in Lünenburg, Germany from the 14th to 16 th of January 2016. The theme of the conference was ‘Creating solutions with sustainable entrepreneurship’.