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Sustainability, Innovation, And Entrepreneurship - Attributed

Sustainability, Innovation, And Entrepreneurship - Attributed

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Published by Alfonso J Sintjago
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Published by: Alfonso J Sintjago on Jun 23, 2013
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“This document is attributed to Andrea Larson”
About the Author
 Andrea Larson, PhD, is an associate professor of business administration. She has served for morethan twenty years on the faculty of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia teaching inthe MBA program and in executive education in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, ethics, innovation,and sustainable business. She currently teaches the required MBA elective for students concentrating insustainability. Professor Larson has taught about entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability innovation by invitation at Stanford Graduate School of Business (2007 and 2010) and the BainbridgeInstitute (MBA in sustainable business).Larson’s Flat World Knowledge book,
 Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
, examinesthe wave of innovation spreading across the world today as entrepreneurial individuals and organizationsincorporate concern for ecological, human health, social equity, and community prosperity into productdesign, operations, strategy, and supply chain management. Building on earlier research on economicdevelopment, entrepreneurial innovation, alliances, and network organizations, her current research,teaching, and curriculum development focus on innovation by companies engaged in sustainable businessas a strategic and competitive advantage. Her research publications have appeared in journals including
 Administrative Science Quarterly
 Journal of Business Venturing
 Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
 Business Strategy and the Environment 
, and
. Her work has also appeared as chapters in edited volumes on sustainability and innovation, green chemistry, ethics, and entrepreneurship. She has producedmore than fifty teaching materials (cases and background notes) on entrepreneurship and sustainability topics.Larson was cofounder in 2002 of The Ingenuity Project, a multifaceted program to integrate theory and practice on entrepreneurship and innovation together with sustainable business practices and toencourage their use in management education, as well as corporations. Entrepreneurship theory andpractice, green chemistry and engineering design, industrial ecology, and cradle-to-cradle design wereillustrative of the core approaches. She has testified before Congress on green innovation as a nationalstrategy and contributed to a National Research Council study of sustainability innovation in the chemicalindustry. Among her current projects are collaboration on an National Science Foundation green building
technology innovation study, an interdisciplinary study of sustainable development in Panama, andcollaborative work with the Reynolds Program on Social Entrepreneurship at New York University.Prior to starting her academic career, Professor Larson was active in political work andnongovernmental organization research and lobbying, and she served in federal and state governmentenvironmental and product safety agencies, thus bringing a rich diversity of sector experience to hercurrent work on private sector innovation. She holds a PhD from Harvard University.
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