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Rural entrepreneurship research: An integration into the entrepreneurship field


  • Max S. Wortman

    (Pioneer Hi-Bred International Professor of Agribusiness, Department of Management, and Director, Center for Agribusiness Management, College of Business Administration, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa)


Rural entrepreneurship is one of the newest areas of research in the entrepreneurship field. It has become one of the significant supportive factors for rural economic development and agribusiness. This article defines rural entrepreneurship, integrates the current rural entrepreneurship research into an entrepreneurship typology, critiques current rural entrepreneurship research, analyzes data sources and research methods being used, and proposes future research questions in rural entrepreneurship.

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  • Max S. Wortman, 1990. "Rural entrepreneurship research: An integration into the entrepreneurship field," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 6(4), pages 329-344.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:6:y:1990:i:4:p:329-344
    DOI: 10.1002/1520-6297(199007)6:4<329::AID-AGR2720060405>3.0.CO;2-N

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    1. Aliye Ahu Akgün & Peter Nijkamp & Tüzin Baycan & Martijn Brons, 2010. "Embeddedness Of Entrepreneurs In Rural Areas: A Comparative Rough Set Data Analysis," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 101(5), pages 538-553, December.
    2. Marshall, Maria I. & Samal, Ananya, 2006. "The Effect of Human and Financial Capital on the Entrepreneurial Process: An Urban-Rural Comparison of Entrepreneurs in Indiana," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21155, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    3. Katz Jerome A. & Roberts Joseph & Strom Robert & Freilich Alyse, 2013. "Perspectives on the Development of Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Education," Entrepreneurship Research Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 4(1), pages 13-44, December.
    4. Lúcia Pato, 2015. "Rural entrepreneurship and Innovation: some successful women?s initiatives," ERSA conference papers ersa15p1367, European Regional Science Association.
    5. Abd Razak Ahmad & Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff & Haris Md Noor & Ahmad Kaseri Ramin, 2012. "Preliminary Study Of Rural Entrepreneruship Development Program In Malaysia," Journal of Global Entrepreneurship, Global Research Agency, vol. 2(1), pages 1-8, January.
    6. João Ricardo Faria & Franklin G. Mixon, 2016. "Farmer-Entrepreneurs, Agricultural Innovation, and Explosive Research and Development Cycles," Administrative Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(4), pages 1-11, September.
    7. Sandra Weber, 2007. "Saving St. James: A case study of farmwomen entrepreneurs," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 24(4), pages 425-434, December.
    8. Maria Lúcia Pato & Aurora A.C. Teixeira, 2013. "Twenty years of rural entrepreneurship: a bibliometric survey," FEP Working Papers 516, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.

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