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Researcher in Entrepreneurship from Lund in debate at the parliament

Published: 2015-03-26

Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson presents research on small businesses in rural areas

What are the conditions for small businesses in rural areas in Sweden? 
What opportunities are there, and what obstacles? 
How can the opportunities for growth be improved? 
 
Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson, researcher at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University School of Economics and Management was one of the participants in a panel discussion regarding small businesses in rural areas as a driving force for development and growth held in the parliament. The seminar was initiated by Annie Lööf, leader for Centerpartiet and Helena Jonsson, chair for The Federation of Swedish Farmers. 
 
In her presentation, Caroline notes that there are not a huge difference between a small business in rural areas and in the city. If you are located on the country side and have access to some resources there is however more to work with. Sometimes there is a need of support and help to see the opportunities that are there. 
 
Participating in the discussion are Rebecca Källström – Företagarna, Pernilla B. Nykvist – who runs a HVB home for children, young and familys in Hagfors, Patrik Agerberg – farmer from Hallen and Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson. 
 
The debate is televised and can be viewed on the web