Farm Tourism And Rural Entrepreneurship: Identifying Managerial And Entrepreneurial Skills And Competencies

Phelan, Chris and Sima, Claudia (2020) Farm Tourism And Rural Entrepreneurship: Identifying Managerial And Entrepreneurial Skills And Competencies. Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 17(2), pages 199-211. . ISSN 2375-0693

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The work attempts to disseminate and encourage a clearer understanding of farm tourism and explore the complexity of rural and farm tourism entrepreneurship. The aim of the paper is to identify the managerial and entrepreneurial skills and competencies required of farmers to diversify their activity and develop successful farm tourism. The research uses a qualitative methodology under the form of Q Methodology. This is a sorting technique designed for the systematic study of subjectivity, opinions, and views. It makes use of a research instrument developed from the existent literature on entrepreneurial skills and competences. This was administered to farm tourism entrepreneurs in the North West of England. The article concludes by discussing key entrepreneurial skills and competencies and viewing the farmer as a rural entrepreneur within the broad landscape of farming identity. These insights may help better inform governmental rural business support, education, and consultancy services, and help policy development.

Keywords:farm tourism, skills
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:48831
Deposited On:05 Apr 2022 11:24

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