Migration, meaning(s) of place and implications for rural innovation policy

Kalantaridis, Christos, Bika, Zografia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2970-2941 and Millard, Debbie (2019) Migration, meaning(s) of place and implications for rural innovation policy. Regional Studies, 53 (12). pp. 1657-1668. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

Advocates of rural innovation policy argue that understanding innovation through the eyes of local dwellers, offers an alternative to theorisations focusing on proximity and clustering. The paper furthers this agenda, suggesting that heterogeneity within rural communities, which is the outcome of differential meanings assigned to place by entrepreneurs with distinct migratory experiences, influences innovation. Specifically, it produces an innovation basis broader than expected given the effects of distance and low business densities. This supports the pursuit of diversification policies, the leveraging of knowledge resources, particularly transient and new, beyond the individual enterprise, and the engagement of diverse entrepreneurial actors in policy-development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural innovation policy,place,innovation,migration
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 09:30
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2022 04:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/70565
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2019.1597971

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