Developing qualitative research streams relating to illegal rural enterprise: Reflections on researching qualitatively at the margins of entrepreneurship research

Robert Smith, Gerard McElwee

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The purpose of this reflective paper is to discuss and reflect and in the process celebrate the development of a qualitative research stream which continues to interrogate the unusual topic of illegal rural enterprise. The authors discuss how a common interest in rural entrepreneurship and rural criminology led to a very productive and continuing research collaborations.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)364-388
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Qualitative research
  • Rural entrepreneurship
  • Illegal entrepreneurship

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