Urban Farmers and Cowboy Coders: Re-Imagining Rural Venturing in the 21st Century

Richard Hunt*, David Townsend, Steffen Korsgaard, Alexis Naar

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Resumé

Across the social sciences, there is a growing recognition that rural innovation and entrepreneurship are at the front lines of responding to increasing dynamism and complexity in social, cultural, and economic environments. Yet, a review of the disparate literatures on rural venturing reveals that this research has largely escaped the attention of management and entrepreneurship scholars. Our analysis also suggests that future scholarly progress will continue to be forestalled by three interconnected research practices: gap-spotting scholarship, decontextualized theory building, and an allegiance to binary oppositions. The combined impact of these research practices highlights the challenges confronting management scholars in contributing to multi-disciplinary fields of inquiry. In response to these challenges, we identify three alternative, multi-paradigmatic research tools to enhance the effectiveness of management scholars in addressing domains such as rural entrepreneurship: problematization, hybridization, and contextualization. Through the application of these tools, we develop new avenues to consider the complex interplay between community, space and place, novel innovation pathways, the power of traditional values and contexts, and the varied nature of modern business venturing. Our work also contributes fresh perspectives on the manner in which management scholars can offer more effective conceptual leadership in multi-disciplinary fields to theorize complex phenomena.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAcademy of Management Perspectives
ISSN1558-9080
DOI
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2019

Fingeraftryk

Farmers
Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Economic environment
Dynamism
Pathway
Social sciences
Contextualization
Theory building
Hybridization
Rural entrepreneurship

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Urban Farmers and Cowboy Coders: Re-Imagining Rural Venturing in the 21st Century. / Hunt, Richard; Townsend, David; Korsgaard, Steffen; Naar, Alexis.

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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