Podcast - Examining constrained rural entrepreneurship – how farmers are adapting post-Brexit

Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies

Peter Gittins and Deema Refai

Dr Peter Gittins and Dr Deema Refai discuss their research on constrained rural entrepreneurship. They talk about the constraints and opportunities farmers are facing post-Brexit, and also discuss how other entrepreneurs work within constraints to achieve positive changes. 

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This podcast episode was recorded remotely in November 2023. If you would like to get in touch regarding this podcast, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available.    

Visit the project webpage for further information. The project is funded by Leeds University Business School’s Impact and Engagement Support Fund and International Research Collaborations Fund. 

About the speakers:  

Peter Gittins is a Lecturer in the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES) at Leeds University Business School. He has a practical working background in farm management, helping to run his family-owned livestock farm in West Yorkshire. His research interests are centred around agricultural business management, specifically rural entrepreneurship and approaches to strategic management in farming businesses.   

Deema Refai is an Associate Professor in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in CEES and is currently Joint Editor in Chief of The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Deema’s research focus is developed around constrained entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in the refugee and rural contexts. 

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