The Embeddedness of small enterprises to the rural local economy of small and medium sized towns
AbstractThis paper addresses the local-regional-supra-regional orientation of small-scale farms and firms in rural areas. Due attention is given to the role of local centres (villages, towns) for the functioning of rural areas. With help of a quantified indicator spatial linkages related to sales and purchases of small enterprises are shown. Furthermore the allocation of labour to the local economy is taken into account. The degree of embeddedness of small local firms in rural areas appears to be fairly strong, which means that they play a significant role in the local economy in several ways
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local economy; rural areas; small enterprises;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2005-07-11 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2005-07-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENT-2005-07-11 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-GEO-2005-07-11 (Economic Geography)
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