Supporting the Theory on the Potentials of Immobile Resources for Creating Competitive Advantages in Rural Areas

Natasa Tandir, Zafer Konakli, Sabahudin Bajramovic
2016 International Journal of Academic Research in Economics and Management Sciences  
For many years rural was associated with population decline, degradation of the countryside, population aging, gender inequality, increased unemployment and poverty. However, recent research emphasise that there are peripheral areas that perform good or even better than urban areas which leads to the concept of "differential performance" between rural areas which exist in relatively similar conditions related to geography, location, available natural resources, policies, etc. It is obvious that
more » ... traditional theories related to rural-urban development processes, cannot explain those performance differences of rural areas with similar characteristics. In this study the authors are presenting key aspects of main development theories that can be conected to the development of rural areas. Likewise, they present the model and significant research efforts supporting the theory on the potentials of immobile resources for creating competitive advantages in rural areas and possibility for economic development (also known as Bryden's theory). In this context, immobile resources are including natural, built, human, social and cultural capital. 64 DEBATE IN RURAL STUDIES This debate has two aspects, on one hand it is concerned with theories on economic growth in rural regions and on the other hand how can it be stimulated by rural development policy. We identified three main approaches:
doi:10.6007/ijarems/v5-i4/2320 fatcat:wnolv5krizbnla7e3f2wldpmiu