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The existence of pent-up demand for rural broadband services: an exploration

In: Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance


  • Peter L. Stenberg
  • Mitchell Morehart


This book highlights the role of entrepreneurship, social capital and governance for regional economic development. In recent decades, many researchers have claimed that entrepreneurship is the most critical factor in sustaining regional economic growth. However, most entrepreneurship research is undertaken without considering the fundamental importance of the regional context. Other research has emphasized the role of social capital but there are substantial problems in empirically relating measures of social capital to regional economic development.

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  • Peter L. Stenberg & Mitchell Morehart, 2012. "The existence of pent-up demand for rural broadband services: an exploration," Chapters, in: Charlie Karlsson & Börje Johansson & Roger R. Stough (ed.), Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Governance, chapter 9, pages 221-240, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:14810_9

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