Title: Editorial: Challenges and opportunities for multinational corporations in sustainable development

Authors: Susanne Blazejewski; Jacob Hörisch

Addresses: Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business Economics, Villestrasse 3, 53347 Alfter, Germany ' Leuphana University Luneburg, Centre for Sustainability Management, Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Luneburg, Germany

Abstract: This editorial paper outlines key concepts in the realm of multinational corporations (MNCs), sustainability and social change. It also highlights possible synergies between the concepts of corporate sustainability and corporate entrepreneurship and introduces the articles included in this special issue. In so doing, patterns in extent research on MNCs' roles in sustainable development are identified, such as a focus on case-study research and the use of theoretical concepts rooted in mainstream business studies. On this basis, the editorial paper draws pathways for future investigations, such as applying a broader understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship to the sustainability activities of MNCs.

Keywords: multinational corporations; MNCs; sustainability; social change; corporate social responsibility; CSR; entrepreneurship; corporate entrepreneurship; sustainable entrepreneurship; corporate sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBE.2017.087992

International Journal of Business Environment, 2017 Vol.9 No.3, pp.201 - 209

Published online: 13 Nov 2017 *

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