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Green Entrepreneurship: An Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Development in Nigeria

Kabiamaowei, A. I. and Jimi-Oni, Mayowa and Essien, Senkan and Ajibola, M. O. (2018) Green Entrepreneurship: An Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Development in Nigeria. Covenant Journal of Entrepreneurship, 1 (1). pp. 1-14.

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The environment is very important to human existence, and entrepreneurship on the other hand is known to be vital in economic development. In as much as entrepreneurship is of great importance, it is necessary for enterprising individuals and firms to consider the effects and impacts of their business operations on the environment; this leads to the concept of Green entrepreneurship, green economy, sustainability and eco-friendly products, services and marketing. The green economy became a UNEP agenda since the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) held in June 2012; countries are encouraged to take advantage of the transition to the green economy which offers huge economic opportunities for entrepreneurship. For this purpose, this study looked at the concept of green entrepreneurship with the view of the opportunities it offers for entrepreneurial development in Nigeria. An exploratory approach was adopted in this study which involves the review and analysis of various research works on green economy and entrepreneurship; and the findings indicate that most developed and even some developing countries have worked hard on their compliance to green requirements according to UNEP. Considering Nigeria‟s compliance, the study recommends that much needs to be done regarding environmental sustainability, green economy and green entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Green Economy, Economic Growth, Entrepreneurial development, Green Entrepreneurship, Sustainability.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 08:13
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 08:13

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