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Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods : Towards an Understanding of the Economies of Neighbourhoods and

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Despite the growing evidence on the importance of the neighbourhood, entrepreneurship studies have largely neglected the role of neighbourhoods. This book addresses the nexus between entrepreneurship, neighbourhoods and communities, confirming not only the importance of ‘the local’ in entrepreneurship, but also filling huge gaps in the knowledge base regarding this tripartite relationship.Interdisciplinary chapters explore the importance of the neighbourhood and local social networks for individual entrepreneurs, highlighting the importance of ‘the local’ in entrepreneurship across several countries. Considering entrepreneurship as a community-based, rather than individual, effort, key contributions explore how entrepreneurship can influence neighbourhoods and communities, in particular through entrepreneurial actions of residents joining forces. The book critically examines the ways in which entrepreneurship can benefit, shape and transform neighbourhoods, particularly those areas affected by social deprivation and poverty. Finally, it outlines a research agenda to further extend the scientific and policy-relevant knowledge on the relationships between entrepreneurship, neighbourhoods and communities.As a response to the international call for an interdisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship research and neighbourhood and community studies, this book will engage scholars and researchers from entrepreneurship studies, urban geography, housing studies, political studies, sociology and urban planning.
Number of Pages: 317
Genre: Business + Money Management, Social Science
Series Title: Entrepreneurship, Space and Place
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Author: Maarten van Ham & Darja Reuschke & Reinout Kleinhans & Colin Mason & Stephen Syrett
Language: English
Street Date: July 28, 2017
TCIN: 52746922
UPC: 9781785367236
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-4012
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