The character of rural business relations

Robert Newbery*, Gary Bosworth

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Rural spaces are often associated with strong community ties (Reimer, 1997; Atterton and Bosworth 2012) but the simultaneous spread of infor- mation technology and advances in personal mobility in the ‘Network Society’ (Castells, 2005) have stretched the geography of many rural networks and relations. In this context, this opening chapter considers the role of rural businesses as essential nodes in rural networks and the value that network relations can bring to smaller, rural enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRural cooperation in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationIn search of the 'relational rurals'
EditorsEdward Kasabov
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781137348890
ISBN (Print)9781137348883
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


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