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Development of a digital tool to overcome the challenges of rural food SMEs

Development of a digital tool to overcome the challenges of rural food SMEs
Development of a digital tool to overcome the challenges of rural food SMEs

It has been recognised that throughout the UK, rural economies have a significant potential for growth but despite the potential for growth, many rural businesses face barriers that prohibit their expansion. In this study, we focus on one particular group of rural small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): food and drink producers. Through user engagement activities, we identify the issues and needs associated with distributing products to the market, in order to understand the main issues which prevent rural food and drink SMEs from expansion, and to establish the requirements for a digital solution to this challenge.

rural geography, transport geography
1470-2541
212-219
van der Loo, S.
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Chen, L.
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Edwards, P.
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Karamperidis, S.
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Marqui, A. C.
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Nelson, J. D.
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van der Loo, S.
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Chen, L.
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Edwards, P.
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Karamperidis, S.
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Kollingbaum, M. J.
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Marqui, A. C.
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Nelson, J. D.
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Norman, T. J.
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van der Loo, S., Chen, L., Edwards, P., Holden, J. A., Karamperidis, S., Kollingbaum, M. J., Marqui, A. C., Nelson, J. D., Norman, T. J., Piecyk, M. and Pignotti, E. (2015) Development of a digital tool to overcome the challenges of rural food SMEs. Scottish Geographical Journal, 131 (3-4), 212-219. (doi:10.1080/14702541.2014.994673).

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Abstract

It has been recognised that throughout the UK, rural economies have a significant potential for growth but despite the potential for growth, many rural businesses face barriers that prohibit their expansion. In this study, we focus on one particular group of rural small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): food and drink producers. Through user engagement activities, we identify the issues and needs associated with distributing products to the market, in order to understand the main issues which prevent rural food and drink SMEs from expansion, and to establish the requirements for a digital solution to this challenge.

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Published date: 2 October 2015
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. Copyright: Copyright 2015 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Keywords: rural geography, transport geography

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Local EPrints ID: 450246
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/450246
ISSN: 1470-2541
PURE UUID: c99652b3-5bce-40f7-a6c2-9390cc8c07e4
ORCID for T. J. Norman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6387-4034

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Date deposited: 16 Jul 2021 16:37
Last modified: 17 Jul 2021 01:51

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Author: S. van der Loo
Author: L. Chen
Author: P. Edwards
Author: J. A. Holden
Author: S. Karamperidis
Author: M. J. Kollingbaum
Author: A. C. Marqui
Author: J. D. Nelson
Author: T. J. Norman ORCID iD
Author: M. Piecyk
Author: E. Pignotti

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