EU industrial policy and competitiveness in rural SMEs

Gary Bosworth, Leo Paul Dana, Gerard McElwee

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to consider the impact of EU industrial policy for rural and peripheral areas. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) had dominated the rural policy agenda at the expense of other forms of industrial development policy. Rural areas are no longer dominated by agricultural employment and productivist farming, but they are a mosaic of economic activity that increasingly mirrors more urban areas. We therefore hypothesise that the EU policy framework reinforces certain economic disadvantages for rural locations at a time when the changing composition of rural economies offers the potential for new dynamics in local development.

LanguageEnglish
Pages391-405
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Competitiveness
Industrial policy
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Economics
Economic activity
Rural areas
Agenda
Local development
Development policy
Rural economy
Industrial development
Disadvantage
Farming
Expenses
Urban areas
Common agricultural policy

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In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.10.2011, p. 391-405.

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