Rural Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age: A Systematic Review



Rural Entrepreneurship, Digital Age, Systematic Review, Rural Economies, Digital Technologies


This systematic review thoroughly explores the complex relationship between rural entrepreneurship and the growing digital landscape. This study investigates how digital technologies have influenced entrepreneurship in rural communities, which are typically underserved, by playing a crucial role in boosting economic vitality and social resilience. This research examines the complex dynamics, obstacles, and possibilities faced by rural entrepreneurs in the digital world by analysing a variety of scholarly literature, including theoretical frameworks and practical studies. This study examines how rural entrepreneurs utilise digital technologies, the obstacles they face in adopting them, and the effects on local economies and community development by combining various viewpoints. This review not only provides a descriptive summary but also delves into critical debates that analyse the implications of these findings for policy formulation, practice, and future research paths. This study highlights the complexities of rural entrepreneurship in the digital age and suggests customised interventions to support entrepreneurial ecosystems and address the specific needs of rural communities. By illuminating the complexities of rural entrepreneurship in the digital age, this study advocates for tailored interventions to fortify entrepreneurial ecosystems and cater to the specific needs of rural communities.


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How to Cite

Olalekan, O. O. (2024). Rural Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sustainable Rural Development, 1(1), 1–5. Retrieved from