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Title: Localism and the community shop
Author(s): Calderwood, Eric
Davies, Keri
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Keywords: Retailing
Social Enterprises
Issue Date: May-2013
Citation: Calderwood E & Davies K (2013) Localism and the community shop. Local Economy, 28 (3), pp. 339-349.
Abstract: There has been considerable interest in recent years in the establishment of community retail enterprises; local shops owned and run by the local community often as an alternative to the closure of the last privately-owned shop in the area. Government efforts to give local communities more rights and powers, including a community right to bid for ‘assets of community value,' would seem to offer new opportunities for such enterprises. However, there are more barriers to the establishment and continued running of these enterprises than might appear at first sight. Community retail enterprises often need specific support from local and national organisations tailored to the different stages in their development if they are to fulfil their potential.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0269094212474870
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Local Economy May 2013 vol. 28 no. 3 339-349 by SAGE. The original publication is available at

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