Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited from researchers in any of the following themes:

  • Rural social entrepreneurship
  • Rural artisanal entrepreneurship
  • Migration effects on rural development
  • Technology and innovation in the rural economy
  • International dimensions on rural entrepreneurship
  • Opportunities and challenges for rural development
  • Entrepreneurship, farming and the natural environment
  • New approaches to rural theory, method and assessment
  • Innovative methods for researching rural entrepreneurship
  • Rural place marketing, tourism, heritage and cultural entrepreneurship

We welcome
practitioner papers and reports, case studies and academic research papers. We are speaking to publishers about a book to be launched in 2022 to mark 20 years of this conference. We are also discussing the possibility of a special issue of a journal drawing on papers from this conference.

Abstracts should be emailed to Professor Don Webber ( by Friday 26th February 2021.

Early Bird rates to include the conference dinner are £220 before 23th April 2021. (After this date, the fee will be £250). For PhD students, the fee is £180.

Download and complete the Abstract Submission Template.


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