Characterising rural businesses: tales from the paperman

Bosworth, Gary (2012) Characterising rural businesses: tales from the paperman. Journal of Rural Studies, 28 (4). pp. 499-506. ISSN 0743-0167

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A case study of a self-termed ‘rural business’ is used to deconstruct the concept of a rural business and shed light on specific features of ‘operating in a rural area’ and ‘serving a rural population’. Alongside ‘selling a rural product’, the paper claims that these make up three parameters for categorising rural businesses. Highlighting these unique or niche features of a rural business makes is possible to recognise values that extend beyond financial measures. As such, this research provides a mechanism to support rural policy aimed at delivering both economic and community development objectives.

Keywords:Rural Business, Rural Economy, Self-employment, Rural Society
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:7538
Deposited On:14 Feb 2013 11:41

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