Editorial entrepreneurial finance for green innovative SMEs

Owen, Robyn ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4241-3367, Botelho, Tiago, Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán, Hussain, Javed Ghulam, Pierrakis, Yannis ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5422-9957, Scott, Jonathan M. and Lodh, Suman ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4513-1480 (2023) Editorial entrepreneurial finance for green innovative SMEs. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 70 (3) . pp. 942-949. ISSN 0018-9391 [Article] (doi:10.1109/TEM.2022.3224870)

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The Autumn 2022 COP27 Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change demonstrated that the need for a clear research and policy agenda to assist the financing of early stage Cleantech and green SMEs innovation and green practice adoption has never been greater. Green, cleantech innovators hold important keys to unlocking vital globally game changing technologies that can scale-up to mitigate climate change and humanity’s wider environmental damage to ensure planetary sustainability. The paper provides a contemporary overview of the financing issues facing green SME innovators and adopters by reviewing seven papers published in this IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Special Issue on green entrepreneurial finance. The papers provide deep insights into SMEs’ external financing requirements, barriers to private finance and the shortcomings of public tax and financing policies. This editorial paper concludes with a series of key recommendations for researchers, SME finance practitioners and public policymakers which provide guidance for more holistic policies to deliver longer horizon patient capital investing and facilitate green innovation commercialization, scale-up and adoption for a sustainable planet

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Keywords (uncontrolled): Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Strategy and Management, Business, Finance, Investment, Green products, Entrepreneurship
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 37593
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2023 13:12
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 12:23
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/37593

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