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Culture, entrepreneurship and uneven development: a spatial analysis

Huggins, Robert and Thompson, Piers 2014. Culture, entrepreneurship and uneven development: a spatial analysis. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 26 (9-10) , pp. 726-752. 10.1080/08985626.2014.985740

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Abstract

Interest in the proposed connection between culture and entrepreneurship has grown significantly in recent years. However, less attention has been given to the nature of the overall impact of this proposed association on development outcomes, particularly at the local level. In response, this paper analyses the relationship between the nature of the culture, entrepreneurship and development experienced across localities, proposing that the link between culture and development is mediated by entrepreneurship. It focuses upon the concept of community culture, as well as embracing a notion of development incorporating both economic and social well-being outcomes. Drawing upon a multivariate spatial analysis of data from localities in Great Britain, the findings indicate that differences in rates of entrepreneurship are strongly influenced by the community culture present in these localities. Furthermore, a bidirectional relationship is found to exist between entrepreneurship and economic and social development outcomes. It is concluded that the embeddedness of local community culture presents a significant challenge for those places seeking to promote entrepreneurially driven development.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship, culture, community culture, context, uneven development, localities, well-being
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0898-5626
Date of Acceptance: 5 November 2014
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/71198

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