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Call for papers: Transitional green entrepreneurs: Re-thinking ecopreneurship for the 21st century | Umeå universitet | 3 - 5 juni 2014

NYHET Konferensen Transitional green entrepreneurs: Re-thinking ecopreneurship for the 21st century välkomnar teoretiskt innovativa och empiriskt starka konferensbidrag på temat ekoprenörskap från forskare inom alla dicipliner. Bidrag med koppling till transport, kläder, bostäder, förnybara produkter, mat och hälsa är av särskilt intresse. Senast 31 januari 2014.

Transitional green entrepreneurs: Re-thinking ecopreneurship for the 21st century

Symposium at Umeå University June 3rd - 5th, 2014

Today’s environmental and economic debate places great emphasis on the need to direct society’s consumption and production patterns toward sustainability. In response to this challenge, high expectations have been placed on various forms of green, environmental or sustainable entrepreneurship, and so-called ecopreneurs, whose business models are guided by a vision to make a positive difference regarding environmental problems. In this symposium organized by Umeå University we will scrutinize the possibilities of transitional green entrepreneur’s and map possible paths ahead. The purpose is to advance ecopreneurship research by sharing where theory and practice is heading, and reflect upon the history of these developments.

Keynote speakers


Robert Allen Isaak, Professor of International Management at Pace University in New York.

Anne de Bruin, Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Finance at Massey University, New Zealand.

Leah Temper, Researcher and coordinator of EJOLT which is a large EU project bringing science and society together to catalogue ecological distribution conflicts and confront environmental injustice.


Torbjörn Lahti, planner and economist, is the founder of the Swedish eco-municipality movement, and has worked with over 100 municipalities in providing ecomunicipality education and assistance.

Sofia Jannok, singer and musician with a great dedication to issues concerning Sami rights.

More information at the Conference website

Call for papers

Empirical, theoretical and conceptual papers are invited from scholars across all disciplines. We invite our participants to explore, but not be limited to, the following themes:

  • Re-conceptualisations of green entrepreneurship
  • Ecopreneurship, CSR, and Corporate Irresponsibility
  • Indigenous Communities and Ecopreneurship
  • Sustainable business as Social Innovation
  • Resilience and environmental entrepreneurship
  • Permaculture as green entrepreneurship
  • Blue Economy
  • De-growth
  • Sharing economy
  • Ecopreneurship and sustainability transitions


Extended deadline 31 January 2014

Submit an extended abstract of 1500-2000 words as Word document including references to relevant theory, research methodology, findings and conclusions before January 31st 2014 to Martin Hultman.

On your extended abstract please also include title, authors and contact details. The abstract should be accompanied with a short CV and a presentation of your current research.

All accepted papers will be discussed at length at the symposium. Full papers of no more than 6000 words should be sent by 1 April 2014. All accepted papers will have the chance of being included in a Special Issue in Small Enterprise Research.


Martin HultmanResearcher, Umeå UniversityTelephone +46 90 786 54 59

Redaktör: Sandra Olsson