Entrepreneurial behaviour among rural in-migrants

Bosworth, Gary and Glasgow, Nina (2012) Entrepreneurial behaviour among rural in-migrants. In: Rural transformations and rural policies in the UK and US. Routledge Studies in Development and Society . Routledge. ISBN 0415890101

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Abstract

This chapter explores relationships between economic restructuring and demographic change in rural areas by considering the social and economic impacts of pre- and retirement-aged in-migrant entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is a contested term, but in all its manifestations it involves people investing different forms of capital in local economies and communities. By focusing on in-migration, we explore the extent to which non-local forms of capital are stimulating rural development. Data from rural communities in the UK and US shed light on the attitudes and motivations influencing in-migrants and their activities, including both social entrepreneurship and business creation. The embedding of in-migrants and their ability to enhance human, social and financial capital across rural communities are critical to understanding entrepreneurial in-migration in both countries.

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Additional Information:This chapter explores relationships between economic restructuring and demographic change in rural areas by considering the social and economic impacts of pre- and retirement-aged in-migrant entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is a contested term, but in all its manifestations it involves people investing different forms of capital in local economies and communities. By focusing on in-migration, we explore the extent to which non-local forms of capital are stimulating rural development. Data from rural communities in the UK and US shed light on the attitudes and motivations influencing in-migrants and their activities, including both social entrepreneurship and business creation. The embedding of in-migrants and their ability to enhance human, social and financial capital across rural communities are critical to understanding entrepreneurial in-migration in both countries.
Keywords:Entrepreneurialism, Rural community, Counterurbanisation
Subjects:L Social studies > L721 Economic Geography
L Social studies > L726 Cultural Geography
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:5474
Deposited By: Gary Bosworth
Deposited On:08 May 2012 16:38
Last Modified:05 Dec 2013 09:28

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