At CSREI, we produce evidence-based research to guide entrepreneurs (individuals interested in launching new for-profit or nonprofit organizations) as well as intrapreneurs (employees in existing organizations interested in developing innovation and new business opportunities) in advancing socially responsible entrepreneurship and innovation, such as through the following practices.

Entrepreneurial autonomy ( refers to a process in which individuals (1) identify economic, social, and/or environmental issues that they can improve via entrepreneurship, (2) develop a new vision that articulates better economic, social, and/or environmental conditions, and (3) take actions to enhance these conditions and benefit diverse stakeholders by creating a nonprofit or for-profit enterprise. This perspective offers suggested directions for future research, and includes the entrepreneurial autonomy worksheet for educators to empower individuals to develop ideas of socially responsible new ventures that create value for diverse stakeholders. 


Entrepreneurial ingenuity represents the ability to create innovative new ventures and value within structural and resource constraints using imaginative problem solving (Siqueira & Honig, 2019)


Socially responsible entrepreneurial ingenuity involves adopting voluntary sustainability standards and identifying solutions for more complex problems by considering the impact of the business on diverse stakeholders, while aligning economic, social, and environmental goals (Siqueira & Honig, 2019).


Socially responsible financial technologies may promote entrepreneurship and supportive social capital benefitting community development and value creation for diverse stakeholders (Siqueira, Honig, Mariano, & Moraes, 2020)


Entrepreneurial finance may involve greater leverage stability over time among for-profit social enterprises compared to commercial enterprises (Siqueira, Guenster, Vanacker, & Crucke, 2018) and better insulation against the adverse effects of higher leverage for B Corps, which have certified social and environmental performance levels, compared to commercial firms (Paeleman Guenster, Vanacker, & Siqueira, 2023).


Socially responsible organizations can coordinate their innovation ecosystem via interactive relationships with complementors, suppliers, and customers to generate sustainable development and value creation (Siqueira, Mariano, & Moraes, 2014)


Our studies have been published in premier peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.


Our research has received recognitions such as a 2021 Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association (NJCBAA)’s Bright Idea Award.


We disseminate our research through our Programs and Certificates.