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Local culture as a context for entrepreneurial activities

Fredin, Sabrina LU and Jogmark, Marina (2017) In European Planning Studies 25(9). p.1556-1574
Abstract

This paper examines how an industrial legacy leads to the formation of a distinct local culture and how the culture’s survival provides a context for the subsequent entrepreneurial activities in new local industries. The discussion about culture as a key driver of entrepreneurship and economic growth is well established in the academic debate. However, we know little about how culture is formed. Through a qualitative case study of two polar Swedish cities, the study highlights four key factors which are instrumental in the formation of local culture: initial conditions, characteristics of key players, network activities and composition of newcomers. We show how the local entrepreneurs responded to the underlying assumptions of the two... (More)

This paper examines how an industrial legacy leads to the formation of a distinct local culture and how the culture’s survival provides a context for the subsequent entrepreneurial activities in new local industries. The discussion about culture as a key driver of entrepreneurship and economic growth is well established in the academic debate. However, we know little about how culture is formed. Through a qualitative case study of two polar Swedish cities, the study highlights four key factors which are instrumental in the formation of local culture: initial conditions, characteristics of key players, network activities and composition of newcomers. We show how the local entrepreneurs responded to the underlying assumptions of the two different cultures.

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Culture, economic development, entrepreneurship, industrial legacy
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European Planning Studies
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25
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9
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1556 - 1574
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Taylor & Francis
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0965-4313
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10.1080/09654313.2017.1306028
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
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  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {European Planning Studies},
  title        = {Local culture as a context for entrepreneurial activities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2017.1306028},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2017},
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