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Entrepreneurship Role In Promoting Rural Tourism


  • Elena SIMA

    (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)

  • Floarea BORDÂNC

    (Ovidius University, Constanţa)

  • Claudia SIMA

    (Preston University, United Kingdom)


The paper makes an interdisciplinary analysis of the entrepreneurship role in tourism promotion in the national and European rural area, in the context in which governments and other organizations from the developed economies are increasingly interested in the positive role that rural entrepreneurship can play in their economies. The methodology used is based on the analysis and synthesis of processes and phenomena that lie at the basis of the transformation of traditional rural economies into entrepreneurial economies in the European rural area. The statistical data were completed with information from articles and studies published in specialty journals, in governmental documents as well as in other development strategies on tourism and agriculture, etc. The results of this scientific research study reconfirm the interdisciplinary importance in the analysis of certain major problems that rural area is facing, like the one approached in the present study.

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  • Elena SIMA & Floarea BORDÂNC & Claudia SIMA, 2015. "Entrepreneurship Role In Promoting Rural Tourism," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 12(1), pages 71-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:12:y:2015:i:1:p:71-80

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    Cited by:

    1. Despina Saghin & Luminița-Mirela Lăzărescu & Liliana Daniela Diacon & Maria Grosu, 2022. "Residents’ Perceptions of Tourism: A Decisive Variable in Stimulating Entrepreneurial Intentions and Activities in Tourism in the Mountainous Rural Area of the North-East Region of Romania," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 14(16), pages 1-30, August.

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    rural investments; entrepreneurship; tourism; economic development.;
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    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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