Migration, meaning(s) of place and implications for Rural Innovation Policy
Advocates of rural innovation policy argue that understanding innovation through the eyes of local dwellers offers an alternative to theorizations 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.
The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.
Citation : Kalantaridis, C. Bika, Z. and Millard, D. (2019) Migration, meaning(s) of place and implications for Rural Innovation Policy. Regional Studies (forthcoming)
Research Institute : Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes