Entrepreneurship and Local Sustainability: Is There any Relation? A Case Study in the Region Vale do Sousa

Nelson Duarte
International Journal of Economics and Business Administration, Volume I, Issue 4, 93-116, 2013
DOI: 10.35808/ijeba/28


Is there a relation between entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship and local sustainability? The studied region (Vale do Sousa North of Portugal) presents very low levels of entrepreneurship but the results for local sustainability are very interesting. Results are based on a questionnaire presented to 251 firms. Most firms (59%) present a low level of entrepreneurship, the same percentage present a good level of sustainability and 37% a very good level. This means that firms might be more concerned with local sustainability than firm sustainability. On entrepreneurships analyses proactively got an average result of 3,49, innovation 1,27 and risk propensity 1,06, (1 to 5 linker scale). These results lead to an inexistent relation between entrepreneurship and local sustainability.

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