Entrepreneurial leadership for peace: The case of nonstate sovereign entrepreneurs and the nonterritorial sovereign organisations they form

Jurgen Brauer

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In 2011, Brauer and Haywood proposed the discovery of a previously unrecognised form of entrepreneurship, dealing with the rise of certain nonstate actors as they impinge on the powers of sovereign states. The present paper synthesises the new concepts of nonstate sovereign entrepreneurs (NSEs) and of the nonterritorial sovereign organisations (NSOs) they form. It shows that nonstate sovereign entrepreneurs and their organisations already exist, and it distinguishes them both from their state counterparts as well as from nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). Some attention is paid to nonterritorial sovereign organisations that contribute to conflict prevention and transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-30
Number of pages18
JournalBusiness, Peace and Sustainable Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2014



  • Civil war
  • Conflict
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International public law
  • Nonstate sovereign entrepreneur
  • Nonterritorial sovereign organisation
  • Peace
  • Political philosophy
  • Violence
  • War

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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