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ESRC Seminar Series: Entrepreneurship in Homes and Neighbourhoods

Commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council

This 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. By gaining a better understanding of the significance of the embeddedness of entrepreneurship in homes and neighbourhoods we seek to critically advance the view that entrepreneurial activities are local assets that require more attention in enterprise, neighbourhood and housing research and policy, and open up new perspectives for economic growth.

This series will comprise three two-day and three one-day seminars over the course of three years:

  • Seminar 1: Understanding connections between entrepreneurship, home and neighbourhoods, 23rd and 24th January 2014, University of Glasgow, Glasgow.
  • Seminar 2: Home-based businesses in their local settings, 16th September 2014, Middlesex University, London.
  • Seminar 3: Entrepreneurship and homes – regulation, finance and planning, 15th January 2015, BIS, London.
  • Seminar 4: Entrepreneurial neighbourhoods, 9th and 10th September 2015, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
  • Seminar 5: Pathways to Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Growth, 22nd January 2016, 10 am –4 pm at the Scottish Government, St Andrews House, Edinburgh
    Organisers and contact: Dr Darja Reuschke, University of St Andrews,
    Tom Craig, Entrepreneurship Team, Scottish Government

    *Places are limited. For registration, please, send an email to Darja Reuschke.
    Download the programme here
  • Seminar 6: Research agenda and policy implications

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); Prof Stephen Syrett (Middlesex); Prof Colin Mason (Glasgow); Prof Maarten van Ham (Delft University of Technology) and Prof Duncan Maclennan (St Andrews).

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