Mara van Twuijver

Mara van Twuijver
Utrecht University | UU · School of Economics (USE)

PhD

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Introduction
In the H2020-project HUB-IN, Mara's research is focused on entrepreneurial ecosystems for heritage-led regeneration. Next to her research work, Mara is involved in teaching and supervision of students in the MSc-programme ' Business and Social Impact' of the Utrecht School of Economics. Previously, Mara has completed her PhD on rural social enterprises through the H2020 MSCA-network RurAction. Mara's research interests include: sustainable business, local development, innovation ecosystems

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Technical Report
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The purpose of this guide is to provide you with a state of the art overview of business, financing and governance models, relevant to the heritage-led regeneration of Historic Urban Areas. This guide is part of the HUB-IN project, which stands for: ‘Hubs of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Transformation of Historic Urban Areas’. This proje...
Experiment Findings
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Discover how historic urban areas can be regenerated through entrepreneurship and innovation. - https://atlas.hubin-project.eu/
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There is a growing recognition of the role that social enterprises play in rural areas. In Ireland this is formally acknowledged in recent social enterprises and rural development policies which commit to developing a suite of supports to realise the potential of social enterprises and strengthen their contribution to place-based sustainable rural...
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The purpose of this working paper is to provide an overview of the current context within which the HUB-IN Mission and Vision will be developed and delivered. It presents an analysis of the current state of play of heritage-led regeneration that is already taking place in Historic Urban Areas throughout Europe, and highlights the role that innovati...
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Rural social enterprises are increasingly recognized as organisations that contribute to local development by providing goods and/or services to meet community needs and by fostering inclusive social and governance relations. The purpose of this paper is to explore how rural social enterprises engage in a plurality of socioeconomic relations with d...
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Rural social enterprises are increasingly recognized as organisations that contribute to local development by providing goods and/or services to meet community needs and by fostering inclusive social and governance relations. The purpose of this paper is to explore how rural social enterprises engage in a plurality of socioeconomic relations with d...
Technical Report
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IRS Dialog Research Reports are intended to disseminate research results ‒ in academia and practice- from ongoing or completed research projects. The focus is on informing the public, research funding institutions, the media and relevant social institutions.
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There is a growing perception that social enterprises represent a significant solution to the range of contemporary challenges facing rural areas across Europe. However, while much of the existing studies of European rural social enterprises provide a rich insight into specific case studies, as of yet, there is no comprehensive review of the breadt...
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Social enterprises (SEs) have recently attracted great attention due to their ability to combine social and economic goals through entrepreneurial and innovative strategies. Our study focuses on a subtype of SEs that predominates in rural areas, i.e. Community-Based SEs (CBSEs). This paper presents two case studies of CBSEs that have been operating...

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Hi all,
I'm thinking of using cognitive maps in my research on community-based social enterprises in rural areas. My research focuses on the way in which activities undertaken by community-based social enterprises are influenced by the (rural) context in which the organisations operate (and vice-versa).
I'm planning on conducting interviews with the different leading social entrepreneurial actors within different community-based social enterprises. I'm currently thinking about using cognitive maps during those interviews, to help get a better understanding of the way in which the social entrepreneurial actors perceive their environment. By this, I mean asking participants to draw the organisation and its environment on a piece of paper, as to make their conception explicit.
I'm looking for tips on how to use cognitive maps / drawings during an interview. Therefore, I wonder if you can help me with the following questions:
- Do you know any research that is illustrative of the usage of cognitive maps / drawings during interviews?
- Do you have experience using cognitive maps / drawings in qualitative research? If yes, what are tips and tricks that you can share?
Thanks for your help!
Kind regards, Mara

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RurAction focuses on the impact of social entrepreneurship regarding the development of innovative solutions to problems in rural regions.
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In this study. Mara investigates how the hybrid nature of rural social enterprises is of influence on their organisational strategy. This research is part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded MSCA-ITN RurAction (www.ruraction.eu)