Entrepreneurial in-migration and neo-endogenous rural development

Bosworth, Gary (2012) Entrepreneurial in-migration and neo-endogenous rural development. Rural Sociology, 77 (2). pp. 254-279. ISSN 0036-0112

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1549-0831.2012.00079.x

Abstract

The social, cultural and economic transitions in rural areas across the globe lead us to critique the traditional “top-down” or “bottom-up” distinction as being outdated for contemporary rural policy. In Europe and the US in particular, high rates of counterurbanization
heighten the need for new ways of thinking about rural
development.
To address this, we describe the emergence of neo-endogenous
development theories in the UK and elucidate further on the
economic implications of this approach for rural development. In particular, we examine the role of local and extra-local networks and population flows as facilitators of neo-endogenous development based on our independent studies in the North East of England and
Northern Scotland.
This approach highlights the importance of diverse forms of capital in rural economies and examines the role of social networks in the utilization of these resources. In-migrant business owners are a valuable research focus as they provide a link between the ‘local’ and the ‘extra-local’ allowing greater insight into the creation and evolution of network ties in relation to economic activity in rural areas.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:The social, cultural and economic transitions in rural areas across the globe lead us to critique the traditional “top-down” or “bottom-up” distinction as being outdated for contemporary rural policy. In Europe and the US in particular, high rates of counterurbanization heighten the need for new ways of thinking about rural development. To address this, we describe the emergence of neo-endogenous development theories in the UK and elucidate further on the economic implications of this approach for rural development. In particular, we examine the role of local and extra-local networks and population flows as facilitators of neo-endogenous development based on our independent studies in the North East of England and Northern Scotland. This approach highlights the importance of diverse forms of capital in rural economies and examines the role of social networks in the utilization of these resources. In-migrant business owners are a valuable research focus as they provide a link between the ‘local’ and the ‘extra-local’ allowing greater insight into the creation and evolution of network ties in relation to economic activity in rural areas.
Keywords:Rural Culture, Social Capital, Rural Economy, Rural Development, Counterurbanisation, Neo-endogenous Development
Subjects:L Social studies > L721 Economic Geography
L Social studies > L360 Socio-economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:5952
Deposited By: Gary Bosworth
Deposited On:09 Jul 2012 10:10
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 10:10

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