The effects of geographic location on the performance and perception of entrepreneurs – A case study from the North-East of Scotland

Jay Wasim, Fernando Almeida, Reece Jay Chalmers

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Abstract

There is a clear gap in the literature on comparing entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas and analysing distinct differences between them, impacting their survival and growth. This study aims to find the motivations and classifications of success for urban and rural entrepreneurs. A case study approach was adopted, with six cases on urban and rural Scottish enterprises. These contrasting; motivations and conceptions of success have been linked to the way companies strategise. Our findings contribute to the literature by adding an understanding of the motivations of entrepreneurs in rural and urban businesses, respectively. Further, the study was conducted in Scotland, which adds a subsequent understanding of the motivations of entrepreneurs within the country specifically, which can be used in future research within the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-26
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Urban and Regional Analysis
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023

Keywords

  • entrepreneurial motivation
  • policy development
  • urban entrepreneurshiprural entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies

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