Authorities as Enablers in Rural Business Support Policy Regime : Case-Study Finland

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dc.contributor.author Kujala, Paivi
dc.contributor.author Virkkala, Seija
dc.contributor.author Lahdesmaki, Merja
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-15T07:45:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-15T07:45:00Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Kujala , P , Virkkala , S & Lahdesmaki , M 2021 , ' Authorities as Enablers in Rural Business Support Policy Regime : Case-Study Finland ' , Sociologia Ruralis , vol. 61 , no. 1 . https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12326
dc.identifier.other PURE: 151468246
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c321869a-0ecf-4c6e-a102-387721a0db1e
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000585319100001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/326438
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on rural business support as a policy regime of the second pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). We examine the relationships present in the regime to find out how authorities become enablers in the entrepreneurship promotion process. A rural business support regime is considered as a government policy network, consisting of dynamic collaboration and interaction between the European Commission, policymakers, policy implementers and rural entrepreneurs. Based on 38 interviews of rural development actors in Finland, our case-study identifies four properties in the relationships, namely trust, learning, discretion and creativity that are crucial factors in enabling interactions in the rural business support regime. As a contribution, we develop a model for enabling rural authority. We conclude the article by presenting implications for the legitimacy, coherence and durability of the rural business support regime in Finland and in the EU, as we argue that enabling action affects these policy impacts. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject CAP
dc.subject enabling
dc.subject interaction
dc.subject policy regime
dc.subject rural authorities
dc.subject rural entrepreneurship
dc.subject ENTREPRENEURSHIP
dc.subject TRUST
dc.subject IMPLEMENTATION
dc.subject BUREAUCRACY
dc.subject AREAS
dc.subject MODEL
dc.subject 519 Social and economic geography
dc.title Authorities as Enablers in Rural Business Support Policy Regime : Case-Study Finland en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Ruralia Institute, Seinäjoki
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12326
dc.relation.issn 0038-0199
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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