Crafting growth together

Sarah Dodd, Juliette Wilson, Maria Karampela, Mike Danson

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There is a re-positioning of entrepreneurship towards the sustaining, the frugal, the local, and the everyday. This poses challenges for peripheral policy work, especially around growth, at sectoral and regional levels. Through collaborative workshops with engaged craft brewing stakeholders, this study generated deep new insights into how diverse forms of value can come to be created, shared, stewarded, invested in, grown, given away, and held as a collective resource, in order to both sustain community, and build sectoral growth. As such, we highlight novel entrepreneurial practices and capitals which, taken together, can respond both to critical chorus demands for an urgent repositioning towards frugal sustaining folk enterprise, and yet also retain a strong sense of peripheral socio-economic progress implied by the growth agenda, and its policies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-815
Number of pages27
JournalEntrepreneurship and Regional Development
Issue number9-10
Early online date6 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021


  • craft entrepreneurship
  • peripheral policy
  • regional development
  • Bourdieu
  • entrepreneurial capitals
  • craft beer

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