Sustainable Development in the Rural U.S. Midwest: The M-Commerce Solution

dc.contributor.authorRoach, Bill
dc.contributor.authorStoica, Michaelen_US
dc.dateJuly 2005en_US
dc.description.abstractEconomic and social sustainability represent a major problem in the rural Midwest U.S. Midwest local economies lost numerous jobs in the last decades and the majority of businesses that once thrived in these areas. The quality of life is slowly decreasing. As a consequence, a new migration of population happened in the rural Midwest, thousands of small towns have shrunk or disappeared altogether. The paper analyzes the sustainability of the rural economy and identifies a possible solution for reversing the actual downward economic and social trend. Results of analyzing responses to the survey administrated to over 900 small and medium sized businesses in a rural Midwest region are investigated. Expansion of wireless business might reverse the economic trend, bring back businesses and achieve sustainability. Government involvement is critical for the success of the new strategy.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKaw Valley Banken_US
dc.identifier.otherSchool of Business Working Paper Series; No. 49en_US
dc.publisherWashburn University. School of Businessen_US
dc.subjectSustainable Developmenten_US
dc.subjectRural Developmenten_US
dc.subjectWireless Businessen_US
dc.subjectMobile Commerceen_US
dc.subjectEconomic And Social Sustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectRural Midwesten_US
dc.titleSustainable Development in the Rural U.S. Midwest: The M-Commerce Solutionen_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US
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