Based on existing research, the aim of this project is to adapt the Rural Entrepreneurship Framework for Local Economic and Communal Thriving (REFLECT) previously developed by the project team.
The framework is made up of four key drivers of thriving rural enterprise contexts and 11 underpinning dimensions. The project will help to understand the fit between these drivers and dimensions, and the specifics of the North East context. By helping to develop typologies of rural enterprise contexts, this will enable a better understanding of key local drivers for rural enterprise and how support can be tailored to diverse local environments.
The research is being funded through NICRE’s Research and Innovation Fund.