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Accepting the challenges of agricultural entrepreneurship and management development research: a viewpoint


  • Alexandra PLIAKOURA

    (PhD Candidate at University of Patras, Agrinio, Greece)


The purpose of this paper is to put forward some ideas on what factors significantly affect entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector, in order to help strengthen them as well as outline practical strategies that can be used by future researchers. The paper is a viewpoint contribution based on the author's research on “entrepreneurship” and “entrepreneurship education” engagement with the development of management in the agricultural field. The research carried out in Western Greece among farmers entrepreneurs. A number of ideas are outlined under the following headings: creating mutually interesting content; demonstrating practical implications; motivating academics. The viewpoint summarizes the key challenges of agricultural entrepreneurship stakeholders and will be of interest to policy makers for the creation of well-targeted development programs.

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  • Alexandra PLIAKOURA, 2022. "Accepting the challenges of agricultural entrepreneurship and management development research: a viewpoint," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 13(4), pages 418-436, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2022:v:13:i:4:p:418-436

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