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"I’ve got a sheep with three legs if anybody wants it?’" - re-visioning the rural economy

Crabtree, Andy; Chamberlain, Alan; Valchovska, Stela; Davies, Mark; Glover, Kevin; Greenhalgh, Chris

Authors

ANDY CRABTREE andy.crabtree@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Computer Science

Stela Valchovska

Mark Davies



Abstract

This paper reports on a study of 4CG, a cooperative enterprise located in rural Wales. 4CG operates for the good of the local economy and seeks to diversify its commercial portfolio through the creation of an online shop retailing goods and services from local suppliers. The paper compliments prior field studies focusing on rural enterprise and the challenges posed by this category of business for IT support. The current study is motivated by 4CG’s interest in setting up a local online shop and explicates the organisational issues that this venture turns upon and elaborates for broader sustainability agendas.

Citation

Crabtree, A., Chamberlain, A., Valchovska, S., Davies, M., Glover, K., & Greenhalgh, C. (2015). "I’ve got a sheep with three legs if anybody wants it?’" - re-visioning the rural economy. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 19(8), https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-015-0890-8

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 19, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 7, 2015
Publication Date Dec 7, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 17, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 17, 2015
Journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
Print ISSN 1617-4909
Electronic ISSN 1617-4917
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-015-0890-8
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31120
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00779-015-0890-8
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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