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Record number 497603
Title Exploring the roles of women in the development of multifunctional entrepreneurship on family farms: an entrepreneurial learning approach
Author(s) Seuneke, P.L.M.; Bock, B.B.
Source NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 74-75 (2015). - ISSN 1573-5214 - p. 41 - 50.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.njas.2015.07.001
Department(s) Rural Sociology
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) family farming - Mutifunctional entrepeneurship - productivism - multifunctionality - entrepeneurial learning - gender - farm women - multiple case study - Europe
Abstract This paper analyses women’s roles in the learning process that accompanies the switch towards multi-functionality and multifunctional entrepreneurship: the process by which farmers gain the necessaryknowledge and skills ‘to do multifunctionality’, develop and adapt their identity as ‘multifunctionalentrepreneurs’, and re-establish the identity of the farm as a multifunctional one. Detailed inspectionof men’s and women’s positions and functions in the learning process reveals women’s leading roles in:1) introducing new identities and practices onto the farm, 2) providing access to new networks and learn-ing environments, and 3) initiating negotiation within the farming family regarding the farm’s (future)orientation towards primary production or multifunctionality. All three aspects of learning are essentialbuilding blocks for the development of multifunctional entrepreneurship on family farms. The paper isbased on a study of 120 Dutch multifunctional farms, with a detailed analysis of the genderedness of theentrepreneurial learning process in three specific farm cases.
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