Adopting 'place’: How an entrepreneurial sense of belonging can help revitalise communities

Redhead, George ORCID: and Bika, Zografia ORCID: (2022) Adopting 'place’: How an entrepreneurial sense of belonging can help revitalise communities. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 34 (3-4). pp. 222-246. ISSN 0898-5626

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This study considers the differentiated ways in which entrepreneurs may embed themselves within place to better understand the nature of embeddedness and the processes behind both intended and unintended entrepreneurial outcomes. Whilst research has long shown that embeddedness can enable and/or constrain entrepreneurial activities, the microlevel processes behind such activities are often unacknowledged, lacking details of how, why and when embedded social values relate and integrate with enterprise in various places, thus advancing a somewhat static, one-dimensional conceptual understanding. This study attempts to broaden the understanding of embeddedness by engaging in context-sensitive theorizing from the findings of a qualitative case study in Great Yarmouth, a depleted town on the coast of East Anglia, England. Through introducing the notion of ‘adopting place’, we delve deeper into what it means to be spatially (dis)embedded, how this reflects a much more complex and dynamic understanding of embeddedness, and how such embeddedness can instigate change and regional development (or lack thereof), progressing a reconceptualization of place itself.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by the South East Network for Social Sciences under the Economic and Social Research Council [ES/W005603/1]. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship,migration,embeddedness,belonging,place,economics and econometrics,business and international management,4* ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000/2002
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Marketing
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Migration Research Network
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2021 00:13
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 02:24
DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2022.2049375

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