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ESRC seminar series: home-based businesses in their local settings

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START DATE 16 September 2014
START TIME 09:30am

C219-C220, Middlesex University, Hendon campus, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 16 September 2014
END TIME 04:30pm

Taking as its starting point the growth of home-based business activity, this seminar will examine home-based businesses, their geographies and implications for local policy.

  • How do home based businesses relate to different urban, suburban and rural contexts? 
  • Do home-based businesses demonstrate varied characteristics in different neighbourhoods and communities? 
  • How entrepreneurial are home-based businesses? 
  • Can home-based businesses act as drivers of economic growth? 
  • What are the relations between the home, home working and home-based business? 
  • What are the wider benefits/economic spillovers of home based businesses to local economies? 
  • What are the policy implications of the growth of home-based business activity?

Entrepreneurship in homes and neighbourhoods: About this seminar series

This ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded seminar series aims to advance knowledge on the roles of homes and neighbourhoods in firm formation and entrepreneurship and inform/influence enterprise and housing policy and practice.

The seminar series is a joint initiative by researchers from the universities of St Andrews, Middlesex, Glasgow, and Delft. The organisers comprise: Dr Darja Reuschke (St Andrews); Professor Stephen Syrett (Middlesex); Professor Colin Mason (Glasgow); Professor Maarten van Ham (Delft University of Technology) and Professor Duncan Maclennan (St Andrews).


Please complete the registration form if you wish to attend. A full programme and speaker biographies are also available via the form.
There is no charge for this event, which includes a buffet lunch and light refreshments. However, registration in advance is necessary since places are limited.  If you would like further information please contact Pamela Macaulay

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