Vera Gligorijević – Univerzitet u Beogradu, Geografski fakultet, Studentski trg 3/3, Beograd, Srbija
6th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2022 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 24, 2022, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-57-8, ISSN 2683-4510
The paper discusses urban-rural connections that arise from the geographical approximation of place of residence and place of work (home-based business). The research was conducted on a sample of 310 entrepreneurs who work from home, and the locations of the respondents were classified according to the distance from the central market (Belgrade) into three zones: center, periphery and semi-periphery. The connections between these three zones and their spatial-functional relations were investigated by spatial analysis of the distribution of their main sources of equipment and raw materials, on the one hand, and the distribution of their consumers, on the other. The results showed that the flexibility of the location of work establishes intensive connections between settlements, which implies new forms of interaction between the village and the city and the diversification of the rural economy.
Work from home; Non-agricultural rural economy; Self-employment
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