Women tourism entrepreneurs and the survival of family farms in North East England

Wilson-Youlden, Lavinia and Bosworth, Gary (2019) Women tourism entrepreneurs and the survival of family farms in North East England. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 14 (3). pp. 125-145. ISSN 1712-8277

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Farm tourism can enhance the sustainability of farming and rural economies, and this creates new roles for women in family farms. This paper investigates the experiences and start-up motives of women providers of commercial hospitality on family farms in North East England. An interpretative approach explored the lived experiences of 16 women providing accommodation on their family farm. Findings indicate complex motives, encompassing a mix of personal, economic, family and farm business reasons for starting their businesses. The research informs rural policymakers and provides an understanding of the intrinsic factors and entrepreneurial traits that motivate women to start farm-based hospitality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rural enterprise; farm tourism; hospitality; female entrepreneurship
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
N100 Business studies
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 15:11
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 19:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42480

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