Theoretical opportunities for rural innovation and entrepreneurship research

Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: (2021) Theoretical opportunities for rural innovation and entrepreneurship research. In: Rural entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital era. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), United States. ISBN 9781799849421


Even though rural entrepreneurship and rural innovation have been studied for decades, the advent of social media, mobile, analytics, cloud computing, and internet of things—also referred to as digital technologies—has provided new opportunities and challenges for this vast discipline. As a result of the advent of digital technologies, we see new business models, new processes, products, and services emerging in the market. Such opportunities challenge the orthodox view of IT use and innovation, opening new avenues for researches, and challenges the existing theoretical understanding. This chapter is an attempt to understand the existing literature on rural innovation and entrepreneurship in information systems discipline and to identify opportunities for rural entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital era.

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Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2021 05:47
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Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080611 Information Systems Theory
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460907 Information systems for sustainable development and the public good
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