Title: Understanding the rural entrepreneurship process: a systematic review of literature

Authors: Asael Islas-Moreno; Manrrubio Muñoz-Rodríguez; Wyn Morris

Addresses: Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, Sociales y Tecnológicas de la Agroindustria y la Agricultura Mundial (CIESTAAM), Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (UACh), Chapingo, Mexico ' Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, Sociales y Tecnológicas de la Agroindustria y la Agricultura Mundial (CIESTAAM), Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (UACh), Chapingo, Mexico ' Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Abstract: The study of how companies arise in rural areas has gained a place in the agenda of researchers, academics and public officials. This is a documentary review in which the rural entrepreneurship process is conceived as an interaction of four elements: the process, the entrepreneur, the context and the community benefits. An important amount of evidence has been generated on the relationship between these components, however, a series of pending tasks are identified, including the need to specify the factors that favour the process in each of its stages, in terms of the characteristics of the entrepreneur and the context.

Keywords: rural enterprise; rural development; rural entrepreneur; community benefits; entrepreneurship promotion policy; agricultural entrepreneurship; agriculture.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2021.116651

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.17 No.4, pp.453 - 470

Received: 13 Nov 2019
Accepted: 02 Jan 2020

Published online: 19 Jul 2021 *

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