Culture, entrepreneurship and uneven development: a spatial analysis

Huggins, R. and Thompson, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-1961-7441, 2014. Culture, entrepreneurship and uneven development: a spatial analysis. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 26 (910), pp. 726-752. ISSN 0898-5626

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Interest in the proposed connection between culture and entrepreneurship has grown significantly in recent years. However, less attention has been given to the nature of the overall impact of this proposed association on development outcomes, particularly at a local level. In response, this paper analyses the relationship between the nature of the culture, entrepreneurship and development experienced across localities, proposing that the link between culture and development is mediated by entrepreneurship. It focuses upon the concept of community culture, as well as embracing a notion of development incorporating both economic and social well-being outcomes. Drawing upon a multivariate spatial analysis of data from localities in Great Britain, the findings indicate that differences in rates of entrepreneurship are strongly influenced by the community culture present in these localities. Furthermore, a bidirectional relationship is found to exist between entrepreneurship and economic and social development outcomes. It is concluded that the embeddedness of local community culture presents a significant challenge for those places seeking to promote entrepreneurially-driven development.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development
Creators: Huggins, R. and Thompson, P.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication: Abingdon
Date: 2014
Volume: 26
Number: 910
ISSN: 0898-5626
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:43

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