‘Understanding connections between entrepreneurship, home and neighbourhoods’
Glasgow, Scottish Universities Insight Institute, 23rd and 24th January 2014

The first in a series of seminars sought to advance knowledge of the role of homes and neighbourhoods for entrepreneurship and firm formation. Interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and international empirical findings were discussed to identify connections between entrepreneurship studies and housing/neighbourhood research, and areas for integrative research.


1st Seminar, 23rd January 2014

10.30-11.00 Registration & Coffee
11.00 Welcome & Introduction
Colin Mason, University of Glasgow & Darja Reuschke, University of St Andrews
Session 1: Embeddedness, networks and local capital
Chair: Duncan Maclennan, University of St Andrews
11.30 Eleanor Shaw (University of Strathclyde) Embeddedness and the relevance of local entrepreneurial capital
12.00 Veronique Schutjens (University of Utrecht) Neighbourhood and network effects on local firm success: empirical research in The Netherlands [PDF] [Slides]
12.30 Stefan Gärtner (Institute for Work and Technology, Ruhr University) Space in deprived neighbourhoods as capital for entrepreneurs [PDF] [Slides]
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Session 2: Home and Family
Chair: Stephen Syrett, CEEDR Middlesex University
14.00 Tobias Prêt and Eleanor Shaw (University of Strathclyde) Exploring the Impact of Household and Family on Craft Entrepreneurs [PDF] [Slides]
14.30 Sara Carter (University of Strathclyde) Kinship and Business: How Entrepreneurial Households Facilitate Business Growth [PDF] [Slides]
15.00 Sarah Dodd (CEEDR, Middlesex University) Home Matters: The Dialectics of Home and the Family Firm [PDF] [Slides]
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
Session 3: Resilience, entrepreneurialism and place
Chair: Darja Reuschke, University of St Andrews
16.00 Paul Hickman (Sheffield Hallam University) Understanding and Conceptualising ‘Resilience’ at the Neighbourhood Level
16.30 Alan Southern (University of Liverpool) and Geoff Whittam (Glasgow Caledonian University) The reappropriation of enterprise and urban entrepreneurialism [PDF]
17.00 Practice commentator: John MacKenzie, Highland & Island Enterprise
17.15-18.00 Final discussion

2nd Seminar, 24th January 2014

09.00-9.30 Registration & Coffee
09.30 Introduction Colin Mason, University of Glasgow
Session 4: Neighbourhoods and people’s lives
Chair: Maarten van Ham, TU Delft
09.45 William A. V. Clark (UCLA) Neighbourhoods and the Structure of Society [PDF]
10.15 Nick Bailey (Urban Studies Glasgow) The place of neighbourhood [PDF] [Slides]
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
Session 5: Embeddedness and location capital
Chair: Stephen Syrett, Middlesex University
11.15 Heike Hanhörster, Sabine Weck (ILS, Dortmund) Entrepreneurship and Residential Location: Turkish Entrepreneurs in Urban Spaces in Germany [PDF] [Slides]
11.45 Carol Ekinsmyth (University of Portsmouth) Neighbourhoods, entrepreneurship and embeddedness: What can we learn from ‘the Mumpreneur’? [PDF] [Slides]
12.15 Practice commentator: Margaret Brittain, Neighbourhood Services Project Manager Wheatley Group
12.45-13.45 Lunch
Session 6: Internet-enabled working and home-based businesses
Chair: Colin Mason, University of Glasgow
13.45 Anne Green (Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick) Internet-enabled working: implications for entrepreneurship and local embeddedness [PDF]
14.15 Hebe Verrest (University of Amsterdam) Micro-entrepreneurship of urban Caribbean households and business development programmes
14.45 Emmanuel Nkambule (University of Pretoria) Home-based businesses in townships of South Africa [PDF]
15.15-16.00 Final discussion & conclusions

This seminar was kindly supported by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk).