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Building rural community resilience through innovation and entrepreneurship, edited by Charlie French

"Drawing from empirical analyses, case studies, and a synthesis of best practices, this book explores how innovation manifests itself in rural places and how it contributes to entrepreneurial development and resilience. Innovation in rural places may come about as a result of new forms of collaboration; policies that leverage rural assets and address critical service or product gaps, novel strategies for accessing financial capital; infusion of arts into aspects of community life; and cultivation of networks that bridge entrepreneurs, organizations, and institutions. The chapters illustrate how a number of innovation-related characteristics relate to economic vibrancy in rural places, such as a strong connection to the arts, adaptive and sustainable use of natural resources, value-chain integrated food systems, robust bridging social capital networks, creative leveraging of technology, and presence of innovation-focused entrepreneurs. Through exploration of these and other topics, this book will provide insights and best practices for rural community and economic development scholars and practitioners seeking to strengthen the rural innovation ecosystem"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
ContentsContributing Authors Acknowledgments 1 Rural Innovation Redefined 3 Charlie French2 The Geography of Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the United States *Stephan J. Goetz, Devon Meadowcroft, and Yicheol Han3 Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Catalyze Innovation in Rural Places *Jared Reynolds4 Exploring Innovation Creation in Rural Places through Rural Establishments *John Mann and Steve Miller5 Social Capital Building for Rural Innovation *Thomas S. Lyons6 Rural Innovation at the Community Level *Cornelia Butler Flora7 Embracing Uncertainty and Antifragility in Rural Innovation and Entrepreneurship *Michael W. P. Fortunato and Theodore R. Alter8 Digital Inclusion and its Role in Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship *Roberto Gallardo9 Rural Flourishing through Artistic Imagination: Unleashing the Advantages of Nonmetropolitan America *Timothy R. Wojan10 Innovating with People Power: Bolstering Regional Food Economies through Value Chain Coordination Networks *Sarah Rocker, Jodee Smith11 Rural Destination Management Innovation and Collaboration in Appalachia *Daniel Eades, Douglas Arbogast12 Nature-Based Economic Development: Innovating at the Intersection of Nature & Main Street *Shannon Rogers, Molly Donovan, Cathryn Porter, Geoffrey Sewake13 Giving Rise to Innovation Ecosystems in Rural Honduras: A Case Study of Sustainable Harvest International *Egbert Ospina, Alexandra Croteau, Elliott Powell, Ricardo Romero-Perezgrovas INDEX
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 235 pages), illustrations.
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