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Zzzz... Some reflections on the dynamics of village entrepreneurship.

Smith, Robert

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Robert Smith

Abstract

Using the qualitative research techniques of auto-ethnography, active reflection and natural observation to construct a data set of businesses in a village in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK this exploratory, longitudinal study examines the dynamics of village entrepreneurship in relation to those of urban entrepreneurship. It does so by analysing data on businesses in the area actively collected via a visual audit to determine whether entrepreneurship as practised in rural areas differs from that practised in urban areas. Although both fall under the same rubric and rest upon the same theories, from a practical perspective they differ dramatically in the pace of life in which they are enabled and enacted.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2008
Journal International journal of entrepreneurship and small business
Print ISSN 1476-1297
Electronic ISSN 1741-8054
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 370-389
Institution Citation SMITH, R. 2008. Zzzz... Some reflections on the dynamics of village entrepreneurship. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 6(3), pages 370-389. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2008.019133
DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2008.019133
Keywords Village entrepreneurship; Visible business community; Invisible business community; Dynamics; Rurality; Networking; Narrative

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