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

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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)978-1784711993
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

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