Integrating Hybridity and Business Model Theory in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Iain Davies, Liudmila Chambers

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This paper investigates the means by which business model innovations help mitigate hybrid tensions in sustainable entrepreneurs. By integrating the sustainable business models, and hybrid entrepreneurship literature it highlights the overlap between the discourses in these fields. An in-depth exploration of ten sustainable entrepreneurs then demonstrates common business model innovation to ameliorated hybridity related tensions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-386
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Early online date28 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2018


  • Business models
  • Hybrid organizing
  • Social enterprise
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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