Bret R. Fund's research while affiliated with University of Colorado and other places

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Sustainability involves the drive to ensure intergenerational fairness. However, the results of actions taken to achieve sustainability often lie far into the future and efforts to promote the welfare of distant generations may or may not ultimately be successful. While both governmental policies and entrepreneurial innovation have been cited as be...
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This paper presents a long overdue reassessment of entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA). Traditionally considered simply a niche occurrence of small company leveraged buyouts (LBO), ETA is actually a meaningful contributor to a nation’s entrepreneurial capacity and business revitalization. Scholarly understanding of ETA has been severely limi...

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... All the countries worldwide have considered protecting our planet from environmental crises as a first priority and have been involved in many international agreements concerning this issue, including the Kyoto Protocol (COP3), Kyoto Protocol (MOP 1), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Paris Agreement (COP21), Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, and Bali Road Map (COP13) (Charfeddine, 2017). Intergenerational equity theory suggests that preserving the environment is a moral and ethical commitment for future generations (Clayton et al., 2016), (Hunt and Fund, 2016), and many researchers have emphasized the significance of formulating and imposing national, regional, and international laws that guarantee planetary rights and obligations for all generations (Charfeddine, 2017), (Demirel et al., 2017), (Foley et al., 2005). Nevertheless, these agreements have not achieved the goal of significantly reducing different types of pollutants, including CO 2 emissions. ...
... Our sample consists of buyout entrepreneurs, which are individuals who are looking to become an entrepreneur by acquiring an existing venture, typically a small business (Wright et al. 2001a(Wright et al. , 2001b. Buyout entrepreneurs are entrepreneurially motivated in the sense that their goal is to grow and enhance the business they acquire (Hunt and Fund 2012). They typically invest a large portion of their personal wealth in the venture they acquire and engage in the processes of discovery, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities (Hunt and Fund 2012). ...