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Communications at congresses:
Rural Economy: A Geographical Distribution of Scientific Discourse
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Humanities
Information
Abstract
In the political system and in public perception, the well-functioning of economy is frequently equalled to the output of the national economy?that is, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, during the last decades, this narrow conception of economic prosperity started to erode. This paper describes the scientific discussion surrounding the topic of ?economy? in rural places, with the objective of exploring who is setting the agenda and which themes are prevalent. We examine 102 journal papers published during the last decade and design a methodological frame based on Nvivo10 software which combines quantitative analysis of geographical attributes (geographical location; journal?s precedence; author?s institution) and qualitative content analysis of the selected articles. Our results put forward that ?rural economy? is conceptually linked to different societal spheres in areas such as development and progress, society and community, resources and sustainability. However, it is authors coming from developed countries the ones that mainly treat this issue and base their studies mainly on developing countries. Therefore it can be concluded that scientific discourse around rural economy deals with issues of interest to developed countries, but that it has, however, started to get linked to social and environmental aspects, and it is through achieving a balance between them that rural prosperity will be achieved.
International
Si
Congress
7th International Scientific Conference Rural Development 2015
960
Place
LITUANIA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1822-3230
htt p://doi.org/10.15544/RD.2015.083
Start Date
19/11/2015
End Date
20/11/2015
From page
1
To page
6
Proceedings of the 7th International Scientific Conference Rural Development 2015
Participants
  • Autor: María Rivera Méndez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Diaz Puente (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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