Rising to the challenge: Entrepreneurship ecosystems and SDG success

Eric Liguori, Joshua S. Bendickson

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Most government entities are focused on how they can accomplish two big goals: (a) stimulating their economies and (b) moving the needle in solving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This article explores the role of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a key means by which both of these goals, social and economic, can be influenced for the better. Specifically, we offer five best practices for cultivating successful entrepreneurial ecosystems, and call on policy makers and entrepreneurs alike to continue to work together to help improve economies, create jobs, and solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-125
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the International Council for Small Business
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Business and International Management


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