14th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference


  Lincoln Business School, 15-18th 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 via the Abstract Submission tab above.

Abstracts should be emailed to rec2016@lincoln.ac.uk by 1st February 2016

We welcome practitioner papers and reports, case studies and full 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 click on the Doctoral Research Workshop tab above

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.