Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Library Resources and Rural Citizens: Tools for Small Businesses in Appalachia
by McDaniel, Linda Davidson, Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2020, 249; 28028977
Abstract (Summary)

This research was conducted to contribute to existing literature on small business resource needs in rural Appalachian areas by replicating a much larger study, “The Role of Rural Public Libraries in Small Business Economic Development in the Appalachian Region: A Case Study in Tennessee” (PLSB-TN), which has been published in several reports largely credited to the work of Dr. Bharat Mehra. Using instruments from the original study, qualitative and quantitative data were collected in an economically distressed, at-risk, and transitional county of a state neighboring the pilot site. Ultimately, this replication did not find a clear connection between stakeholders in the distressed county, but did find a connection between stakeholders in the at-risk and transitional counties.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bivens, Judy, Patterson, Alice E.
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Library science, Regional Studies, Entrepreneurship
Keywords: Appalachian region and culture, Business resources toolkits, Replication study, Rural public libraries, Small business, Varying Appalachian economies, Mehra, Bhrat
Publication Number: 28028977
ISBN: 9798672191836
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