Contents  
   
   
1. Introduction  
Lois Labrianidis 1
   
PART I RURALITY AND PERIPHERALITY: THE STATE OF THE ART  
 
2. Understanding Peripheral Rural Areas as Contexts for Economic Development  
Joao Ferrao and Raul Lopes 31
   
3. Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Rural Contexts  
Christos Kalantaridis 62
   
4. European Rural SMEs in the Context of Globalization and Enlargement  
Klaus Herdzina, Andreas Findeis, Stephanie Fleischmann, Carsten Wander, Bogdan Piasecki and Anna Rogut 86
   
5. Technology, Peripherality and Rurality  
Lois Labrianidis, Thanassis Kalogeressis, Artemis Kourtessis and Sofia Skordili 114
   
6. Policies to Foster Enterprise in Rural Peripheral Areas  
David North and David Smallbone 137
   
PART II ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN RURAL AREAS IN EUROPE  
 
7. Sources of Entrepreneurial Supply and Embeddedness in Rural Cumbria  
Christos Kalantaridis and Zografia Bika 159
   
8. Entrepreneurship in Devon and Cornwall: Policy Perspectives  
David Smallbone and David North 179
   
9. Entrepreneurship in Rural Germany: Waldshut and Nordwestmecklenburg  
Klaus Herdzina, Andreas Findeis, Stephanie Fleischmann and Carsten Wander 198
   
10. Entrepreneurship in Rural Greece: Kilkis and Lesvos  
Lois Labrianidis, Sofia Skordili and Thanassis Kalogeressis 223
   
11. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Two Contrasting Portuguese Rural Areas  
Joao Ferrao, Maria de Fatima Ferreiro and Raul Lopes 247
   
12. Poland: The Zary and Bialystok Regions  
Bogdan Piasecki and Anna Rogut 271
   
13. Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Policy: Towards a Synthesis  
Lois Labrianidis 298