Toward a Model for Developing and Sustaining Successful Rural Entrepreneurial Communities (RIKON Group)
Power, Mr. David TOWARD A MODEL FOR DEVELOPING AND SUSTAINING SUCCESSFUL RURAL ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES - RIKON Group. In: Irish Academy of Management Conference, Hosted in DCU, Dublin, September 2008, Dublin.
While the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development has a long lineage, the idea of developing rural entrepreneurial communities to mobilize local resources in order to support a competitive advantage has only received vary scant attention in the literature. This paper explores the opportunity for rural communities to become more innovative by uncovering the constituent variables that enable them to develop their entrepreneurial capacity and capability. This should facilitate the basis for the development of a model for rural entrepreneurial communities and thus make a significant contribution to both theory and practice.