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Youth Entrepreneurship in the Circular Economy

Youth Entrepreneurship in the Circular Economy
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Author(s): Idahosa Igbinakhase (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 16
Source title: Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Development and Opportunities in Circular Economy
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Neeta Baporikar (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5116-5.ch018


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The chapter focuses on the critical analysis of youth entrepreneurship in a circular economy. Youth entrepreneurs are important stakeholders in the circular economy operated in both developing and developed business environments. Youth entrepreneurial business activities include renewable energy, recycling, waste management, and organic food production. Youth entrepreneurial business activities are known to create both social and economic impacts in business environments despite the presence of several limiting issues and challenges that affect their overall potential as circular value creators in the circular economy. Some challenges experienced by youth entrepreneurs in a circular economy include waste prevention and lack of new and innovative circular technologies. In addition, key solutions to the challenges faced by youth entrepreneurs in a circular economy were discussed and analyzed.

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