Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neil Adrian Powe
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Despite their dominance within academic research, not all places are conducive to amenity-led revival. Through longitudinal case study analysis and a series of wider contextual interviews, this paper explores the potential of small town business growth to provide an alternative/complementary strategy within place-based revival. Despite transport accessibility remaining a key determinant attracting business investment, significant business growth has still occurred within peripheral towns and can provide a closer resonance to local economic/social/political realities than amenity-led approaches. Whilst there is potential for small town business growth, policy recognition requires an increased awareness of the importance of place-based revival.
Author(s): Powe NA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Rural Studies
Print publication date: 01/08/2018
Online publication date: 29/07/2018
Acceptance date: 25/07/2018
Date deposited: 25/07/2018
ISSN (print): 0743-0167
ISSN (electronic): 1873-1392
Publisher: Pergamon Press
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