Abstract

With recent calls for a new ‘Green’ Deal, the increasing policy attention for entrepreneurship has received a new twist: green ventures are seen as the solution to the unemployment, energy and climate crises. While substantial amounts of subsidies are made available to stimulate green ventures, amazingly little is known about the impact of these subsidies on green ventures. To identify the success factors of new green ventures, this paper thus asks the following questions:

How do green ventures differ from non green ventures?

Which factors influence the success of green ventures, and how does this differ from the success factors of new ventures in general?

Which role do subsidies play for the success of green ventures, and how does this differ from the success factors of new ventures in general?

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