Entrepreneurship in Cities Neighbourhoods, Households and Homes

Entrepreneurship, Space and Place series
Edited by Colin Mason, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Darja Reuschke, University of Southampton, Stephen Syrett, Director, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University, UK and Maarten van Ham, Professor, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and University of St Andrews, UK

Entrepreneurship in Cities focuses on the neglected role of the home and the residential neighbourhood context for entrepreneurship and businesses within cities. The overall objective of the book is to develop a new interdisciplinary perspective that links entrepreneurship research with neighbourhood and urban studies. A key contribution is to show that entrepreneurship in cities is more than agglomeration economies and high-tech clusters.

This is the first book to connect entrepreneurship with neighbourhoods and homes, recognising that business activity in the city is not confined to central business districts, high streets and industrial estates but is also increasingly found in residential neighbourhoods. It highlights the importance of home-based businesses for the economy of cities. These often overlooked types of businesses and workers significantly contribute to the ‘buzz’ that makes cities favourable places to live and work.

Including interdisciplinary and international perspectives, this will be an invaluable resource for researchers and Masters students in entrepreneurship, urban studies, geography, and planning, as well as practitioners involved in urban planning and development.


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