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Inclusive Entrepreneurship through Home-based business? Event

14:00 - 16:00
15 February 2017
Building 2 Room 3043 University of Southampton (Highfiled campus) Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation


A significant and growing proportion of businesses in the UK, the US and other advanced economies are operated from entrepreneurs’ homes. Most small business research has investigated home-based businesses within the context of advanced economies in relation to women entrepreneurship and their growth motivation and potentials. This presentation provides a new perspective on home-based business through the concept of inclusive entrepreneurship. Rather than on growth, innovation or gender per se, it is argued that the blurring of the boundaries between the business and the home might benefit most people who are spatially constrained and face discrimination in the labour market because they are immobile: the disabled and women with children.

A conceptual framework is developed in this study that links characteristics of entrepreneurs with the inclusive growth literature. Indicators for inclusive entrepreneurship are derived based on objective and subjective measures of Quality of Life (Stiglitz et al., 2009). Empirically, the study draws on data from the UK Labour Force Survey and the UK Household Longitudinal Study (‘Understanding Society’).

The presented work is part of the WORKANDHOME project Dr Reuschke is leading, funded by an ERC Starting Grant ( Darja is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.


Speaker information

Dr Darja Reuschke,is Associate Professor in Human Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton. Since August 2016 – Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Southampton 2012 – 2016 – Lecturer in Human Geography, University of St Andrews 2011 – Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission, University of St Andrews 2010 – Lecturer in Human Geography, Trier University 2004 – 2010 – Lecturer, Research Fellow, TU Dortmund 2003 – 2004 – Co-ordinator of EQUAL, European Social Fund, Federal State of Bremen.

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