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Title Exploring rural enterprises : new perspectives on research, policy & practice / edited by Colette Henry, Gerard McElwee
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 268 pages)
Series Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship research, 2040-7246 ; v. 4
Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship research ; v. 4
Contents Defining and conceptualising rural enterprise / Colette Henry, Gerard McElwee -- Investigating the relationship between Scottish rural small firms' social networks, extra-local market diversification and internet usage / John Sanders, Laura Galloway, Jo Bensemann -- Exploring rural enterprise : the impact of regional stakeholder engagement on collaborative rural networks / Felicity Kelliher, Elaine Aylward, Patrick Lynch -- Contrasting perceptions of the challenges of rural SMEs : reconciling enterprise and agency views / David Moyes, Mike Danson, Geoff Whittam -- The role of 'leader' in delivering resilient communities / Ivan Annibal, Liz Price -- Addressing rural social exclusion in the developing world : exploring the role of African social purpose ventures / David Littlewood, Diane Holt -- Challenges facing rural farm animal veterinary enterprises in the UK / Katherine Adam [and others] -- Enterprise and entrepreneurship on islands / Mike Danson, Kathryn Burnett -- The spiritual dimension of biodynamics : an alternative source of capital in the rural context / Kate Lewis, Sue Cassells -- Post-communist rural entrepreneurship in Bulgaria / Diana Traikova, Judith Möllers, Gertrud Buchenrieder -- Supporting female rural entrepreneurship : a case study of WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) / Izzy Warren-Smith -- 'Seeds' for growth? Policy and support for micro rural food enterprises in a peripheral region / Barry Quinn [and others]
Summary This fourth volume in the Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship research series - edited by Colette Henry and Gerard McElwee - draws together contemporary research contributions that critically explore a range of issues relating to rural enterprise. The chapters in this volume consider the various iterations of rural enterprise noting the underpinning synergy of the rural context but exploring the diversity of how this is articulated. Within this overarching theme, the volume contributors explore topics ranging across issues relating to networks, social exclusion, communities and gender. Research is presented from a range of different countries, including the UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, New Zealand, and Africa. The various studies use conceptual frameworks that underpin generic entrepreneurial theory and practice but recognise that their articulation within the rural environment acts as a particular lens to offer a novel perspective upon these issues. In offering their insightful critique, Henry & McElwee draw attention to the critical nature of rurality and its impact on entrepreneurship, thus furthering understanding in this area
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
Subject Enterprise zones, Rural -- Research.
Entrepreneurship -- Research.
Rural industries -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Henry, Colette.
McElwee, Gerard.
ISBN 1322099286
1784411094 (electronic bk.)
9781784411091 (electronic bk.)