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14th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference

Lincoln Business School, 15-17 June 2016

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

  • Rural Social Entrepreneurship
  • Rural Tourism Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Innovation in the Rural Economy
  • Entrepreneurship, Farming and the Natural Environment
  • International Dimensions on Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Rural Development

The abstract submission form can be downloaded here:

Abstracts should be emailed to by 1st February 2016


We welcome practitioner papers and reports, case studies and academic research papers.  The Journal of Tourism, Planning and Development is offering a special issue on rural tourism entrepreneurship for papers from this conference, marking 20 years of tourism research and teaching at Lincoln.  We are also speaking to publishers about a book to be launched in 2017 to mark 15 years of this conference.

A dinner, with presentations from the founders and social enterprise researchers, will be staged at Hill Holt Wood (a nationally award-winning social enterprise) on the first evening – 15th June – with transport provided from Newark or Lincoln.

There is also a free Doctoral Research Training day sponsored by NARTI on the 15th June: for further details please visit our conference website:

Early Bird Rates to include the conference dinner are £185 before 29th April 2016 (after this, the fee will be £220)

For PhD Students, the fee is £150.  Some bursaries will be available thanks to our sponsors – see the website for further details.

The evening dinner and visit to Hill Holt will be an extra £30.00.



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