Fichter, K., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Schaltegger, S., & Schillebeeckx, S. J. D. (2023). Sustainability impact assessment of new ventures: An emerging field of research. Journal of Cleaner Production, 384.
Assessing the sustainability effects of new ventures such as start-ups is a neglected area in the research literature. This article provides an overview, including key definitions, a new conceptual framework, and notions that can help guide and inspire a future research agenda. In this way, it also serves as an introductory article for the Journal of Cleaner Production’s special issue Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures: Theories, methods, and empirical evidence.Download