Artisan and Handicraft Entrepreneurs: Past, Present, and Future

Léo Dana, Veland Ramadani, Ramo Palalic, Aidin Salamzadeh

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In handicrafts and artisanal products, industry has witnessed both a technological shift and a renewed interest among customers, especially after the challenges and limitations of mass production became evident under the COVID-19 pandemic. This book portrays the worldwide development of this trend, the nature of entrepreneurship in these industries, and the unique challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face.

The book shows how these businesses are gaining a resurgence due to customers preferring ethical, regional, and climate-friendly options to fulfill their needs. The chapters focus on artisan entrepreneurs' contribution to society by not only creating businesses, but also in terms of tourism development. The book reiterates that artisan entrepreneurs enable crucial cultural connections with tradition due to their affinity to a region, city, village, or community. Small business and entrepreneurship researchers as well as policymakers in the cultural sector would benefit from this book.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages285
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-82303-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-82302-3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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