Enterprising mothers in residential neighbourhoods: the role of local social capital

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    Abstract

    In daily life, home-based parents take part in neighbourhood ‘space-time ballets’, negotiating space, schedule and duties (Tivers 1988, Schwanen et al, 2008). Neighbourhoods contain moving constellations of individuals whose daily activities result in repetitive temporary coalitions of individuals in specific places (e.g. primary schools, community halls, parks, playgrounds). The social networks and social capital that ensue, as a variable characteristic of neighbourhoods, and a potentially key aspect of home-based business, are the focus of this chapter. Concentrating on entrepreneurs with limited daily mobilities (mothers of young children), this chapter questions what role neighbourhoods might play in providing local social capital that can enrich home-based business.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEntrepreneurship in Cities
    Subtitle of host publicationNeighbourhoods, Households and Homes
    EditorsColin Mason, Darja Reuschke, Stephen Syrett, Martin van Ham
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Chapter6
    Pages105-129
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)9781784711993
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2015
    EventESRC SEminar Series Entrepreneurship in Homes and Neighbourhoods - , United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Jan 20148 Jan 2016

    Publication series

    NameEntrepreneurship, Space and Place

    Seminar

    SeminarESRC SEminar Series Entrepreneurship in Homes and Neighbourhoods
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Period9/01/148/01/16

    Keywords

    • entrepreneurship
    • social capital
    • neighbourhood
    • micro-business
    • home-based business
    • gender

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