The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Edited by Gry Agnete Alsos, Professor, Nord University Business School, Norway, Sara Carter, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde Business School, UK and Visiting Professor, Nordland Research Institute, Elisabet Ljunggren, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nord University, Norway and Friederike Welter, President and Managing Director, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and Professor, University of Siegen, Germany

The agriculture sector around the world has experienced profound changes in recent years. This unique and path-breaking Handbook draws together the best current research in the area of entrepreneurship in agriculture, food production and rural development.

‘The great strength of The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development is the breadth of topics covered. . . all researchers in the field of entrepreneurship will find an inspiring source of diverse analyses bundled in this book. Newcomers in this field may value the book for giving an orientation of the domain of entrepreneurial research.’
– Thomas Herzfeld, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

‘The Handbook presents studies on entrepreneurship within the agricultural industry and how farmers and others within the industry have had to adapt to market changes in recent years. . . This title will provide a lot of new information and intriguing facts for those interested in agricultural entrepreneurship.’
– Shannon Graff Hysell, American Reference Books Annual 2012

‘The motivation for this book is well articulated by the editors in their excellent introduction. . . the editors deserve a lot of credit for drawing together different research domains on entrepreneurship in agriculture, food production and rural development. . . the Handbook gives a broad overview of the research going on in the field and because of the diverse nature of the contributions it also bundles a world of case studies and interesting literature sources. This makes it a must-read for everyone working in the field!’
– Jos Verstegen, European Review of Agricultural Economics

2011 336 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 625 0 £124.20 £138.00 $183.60 $204.00

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