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Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas
Bahareh Ansari,Seyed Mehdi Mirdamadi,Azita Zand,Masoumeh Arfaee
Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences , 2013,
Abstract: Rural entrepreneurship can be considered as one of the solutions to reduce poverty, migration and develop employment in rural environments. In this study, the necessity of sustainable entrepreneurship, the effective factors and the barriers to entrepreneurship in rural area will be described. In this regard, a model has been considered to create a sustainable rural entrepreneurship area by establishing a logical connection between the effective factors in entrepreneurship. Some of the most important challenges that can be pointed out are: lack of access to capital and facilities, problems in supplying goods and services, emphasis on an industry or particular business, low possibility risk in villages and lack of supporting organizations. Review and analysis of rural entrepreneurship in order to achieve sustainability. This research in implementation process is qualitative and in objective is descriptive and then analytic. The results indicate that comprehensive development can never be obtained without rural development and in order to achieve this goal the best investment is creating a context for sustainable entrepreneurship and its promotion in rural area since the entrepreneurship has this ability to identify resources, opportunities and problems available in the context while devising new solutions to move toward developing of different aspects of village and environment.
The Contribution of Rural Tourism to the Sustainable Development of the Rural Areas
Anca Gabriela TURTUREANU
Acta Universitatis Danubius : Oeconomica , 2006,
Abstract: There are some elements related to the concept of rural tourism which has nowadays become very important around the world. The rural tourism can revitalize the conventional concepts and views on tourism, and bring in a new dimension to the sustainable development of tourism. It has been realized that tourism can play a major role in many countries economies, especially in developing ones, where it can substantially contribute to the increase of the national income. In this respect, mention should be made that Romania has a lot of resources to develop this tourism branch:villages with well conserved traditions, folklore, wildlife, natural heritage. All these natural elements put in value together with investments in infrastructure have determined an increasing demand for the Romanian rural destinations.
Lucr?ri ?tiin?ifice : Management Agricol , 2009,
Abstract: Sustainable rural development must be approached on several plans: in sustainable economic development sustainable in the environmental and sustainable development in the social. One of the components of sustainable development is the spatial territorial. There are concerns in the EU and Romania to establish a framework legislation enabling the development and spatial Countryside. The concept of sustainable development was in close touch with developments economic and ecological and is a long process of slow change, which allow the use of long-term environment.
The social dimension of rural areas sustainable development
Katarzyna Kokoszka
Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development , 2009,
Abstract: Sustainable development of rural areas can be seen as the desirable direction of the social and the economic model of the rural resources management. Its social dimension, understood as the seeking of new behaviour and thinking standards about needs not only in the one nation perspective, is one of the most important conditions of the sustainable development assumptions fullfiling.
Farms in the concept of sustainable development policy on rural areas
Arkadiusz Sadowski
Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development , 2009,
Abstract: Problems of the sustainable development of farms were presented in this paper. Thesis that farms like other companies are guided in their philosophy by the economic premise and short-term perspective was advanced. For this reason for implementation of sustainable development, understanding as a leading of profitable production and mineralization of negative environmental influence, it is necessary to lead active agriculture and rural areas policy. On the other hand it is indispensable to take into account both production potential of farms and current (involved before all with production technology) as well as strategic (concerned with investments) decision made by farmers.
Clusters as a factor for sustainable development in rural areas
Justyna Socińska
Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development , 2012,
Abstract: Sustainable development is one of the determinants of strategic thinking and current operation of modern companies. Sustainable development is a factor in other words, in which companies come to work. It is an important factor, and having far-reaching repercussions, but it is not the only one. Enterprises should therefore take in its action it into account, adapt to it and benefit from its existence, but that does not mean that this fact can and should be the only determinant of their performance. The determinant of its action should reflect the clusters, especially those operating in rural areas.
Agriculture, Environment and Sustainable Development of Rural Areas
Cristian - Marian Barbu,Sorinel C?pu?neanu
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: To make a balanced assessment of the agricultural progress towards sustainable development, the social, environment and economical factors that characterize the sustainability should be identified and examined in detail. Sustainable agriculture should aim at branch resources management in order to meet human needs, both present and future, by maintaining and improving at the same time the quality of the environment and by protecting natural resources. Among the many tasks that the agricultural science and practice face, significant importance is attached to the development of measures whose application should use energy efficiently and rationally, the adoption of techniques to ensure the continued recirculation of elements and materials, avoidance of both short and long term adverse effects of the damaging of agricultural land as a result of erosion and pollution and the promotion of agricultural systems correlated with certain food chains, that should ensure a rational, sufficient and balanced diet.
Sustainable development of the Romanian rural areas within the present European context  [PDF]
Albu, R. G.,Nicolau, L. C.
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series V : Economic Sciences , 2011,
Abstract: The present concept of rural sustainable development is based on the European model and implies a multifunctional agriculture. The LEADER programme (a part of NRDP) represents an approach that offers new development opportunities for the rural areas. The rural development objectives can be fulfilled both by the locally available financing, and by accessing national and European non-refundable financing, on the basis of real projects.
Strengthening Regional Cohesion: Collaborative Networks and Sustainable Development in Swiss Rural Areas  [cached]
Christian Hirschi
Ecology and Society , 2010,
Abstract: This paper makes both a theoretical and empirical contribution to a better understanding of how specific forms of network governance play a crucial role in enhancing sustainable development in rural areas. Drawing on the literature on social capital and social networks, I argue that a region has to achieve a certain level of cohesion in the network structure among actors from different societal sectors and governmental levels to strengthen rural sustainable development. However, to sustain positive regional development in the longer term, network structures also need to guarantee fragmentation and flexibility by including actors with varying views and interests. Empirically, the paper looks at the new policy of regional nature parks in Switzerland. The policy provides a good test case for the theoretical argument, because it aims at taking a cooperative and network-oriented approach to enhance rural sustainable development. Two case studies demonstrate that regional park projects have in fact strengthened the vertical cohesion between government levels. Remaining fragmentation at the local level could be a hindering factor while further establishing a park project in the region. In the longer term, however, it could guarantee the necessary flexibility to adapt to new ecological and socioeconomic developments that cannot be directly influenced by a region itself.
Werner Gronau,Rudi Kaufmann
Tourismos : an International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism , 2009,
Abstract: Since the mid 90ies the debate of how to achieve the objective of sustainability in the tourism sector is en vogue. Often weakly illuminated, however, is the interesting question as to whether the underlying framework conditions of the tourism industry are consistent with the concept of sustainability. This paper aims on contributing to the dialogue with a new interdisciplinary perspective. Rather than putting the emphasis on the question of whether the tourism industry can be sustainable or how sustainable it can be, the perspective of this paper focuses on whether tourism can support sustainable development. This, so far neglected shift in perspective, opens up a completely new field of academic discussion due to its remodelling of the interrelationship between sustainability and tourism industry. Therefore, in a first step, the possible influences of the tourism industry towards supporting sustainable development will be discussed. In a second step, the results of a qualitative study performed by the authors in the context of the Cypriot Agro Tourism will be presented, in order to empirically elicit existing influences of tourism on sustainable development in the rural areas of Cyprus. Especially, the case study illuminates the consequences of an efficient interplay between strategic and operational decision makers, hence, addressing both, macro and micro issues. The paper concludes, that, in synthesis with local heritage, entrepreneurship and location branding, this innovative form of tourism can provide a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental components of sustainability and can be regarded as a best practice example.
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