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Motivations and mitigating business limitations in Scottish rural home-based businesses.

Kapasi, Isla; Galloway, Laura

Authors

Isla Kapasi

Laura Galloway



Abstract

This paper details a qualitative exploratory study of rural home-based businesses. Little is known about the formation or operation of home-based businesses in rural areas despite their high incidence rate.in-depth cases are presented and, by employing a methodology designed to elicit rich narratives, the stories of eight participants are told. emergent themes include the motivations for and the realities of operating a rural home-based business, the importance of a contextual factors, and the use of technology.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 15, 2016
Online Publication Date Apr 14, 2016
Publication Date May 1, 2016
Deposit Date May 29, 2016
Print ISSN 0269-0942
Electronic ISSN 1470-9325
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 3
Pages 377-392
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094216643029
Keywords Context; home-based business; motivations;Shapero’s Entrepreneurial Event; technology
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/10294
Publisher URL http://lec.sagepub.com/content/31/3/377.short