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Artisan, cultural and tourism entrepreneurship

Vanessa Ratten (La Trobe University – Melbourne Campus, Melbourne, Australia)
Carlos Costa (Departamento de Economia Gestao e Engenharia Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)
Marcel Bogers (Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research

ISSN: 1355-2554

Article publication date: 9 April 2019

Issue publication date: 17 May 2019




The purpose of this paper is to focus on emerging research avenues for artisan entrepreneurship. The key findings of the articles in the special journal issue are discussed in terms of potential research issues that need to be discussed in future work.


An overview of the main themes of artisan entrepreneurship in terms of cultural and tourism perspectives is undertaken. This helps to establish artisan entrepreneurship as a new and emerging field of entrepreneurship studies.


There is more interest in artisan entrepreneurship due to its role in revitalizing economies and placing emphasis on cultural heritage and traditions.


This paper will provide directions for future research on artisan, cultural and tourism entrepreneurship.



Ratten, V., Costa, C. and Bogers, M. (2019), "Artisan, cultural and tourism entrepreneurship", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 582-591.



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