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Rural enterprise in Mexico: a case of necessity diversification.

Bosworth, Gary; McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert

Authors

Gary Bosworth

Gerard McElwee

Robert Smith

Abstract

This paper aims to consider the challenges facing small rural businesses in Mexico in their efforts to be enterprising and sustainable when confronted with severe exogenous pressures. Extant literature on farm diversification has a developed economy focus (Pyysi{uml}ainen et al., 2006; McElwee, 2008; McElwee and Smith, 2013), but relatively little has been published in developing economies. The key findings suggest that farm businesses, particularly those located in drought-prone regions, have benefited from government-sponsored support, but this support needs to now be targeted to develop the entrepreneurial potential of individuals and collectives.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 12, 2015
Journal Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy
Print ISSN 1750-6204
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 4
Pages 327-343
Institution Citation BOSWORTH, G., MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R. 2015. Rural enterprise in Mexico: a case of necessity diversification. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 9(4), pages 327-343. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-05-2014-0006
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-05-2014-0006
Keywords Farm diversification; Farm entrepreneurship; Mexican farmers; Rural Mexico

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