Because of my unusual focus on rural business, you’ll find citations and mentions of me in more than a dozen books, as well as countless blogs, magazines, podcasts and university publications.

It’s not just the US; mentions come from Romania, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Spain, the Dominican Republic, the UK, Canada and Australia.

Books featuring or mentioning Becky McCray

Television appearances

A panel of presenters from the RFD-TV show
Becky McCray joins Sean Voskuhl and host Christina Loren on the RFD-TV show AARP Live

Radio appearances

Becky McCray on the radio with Michael Libbe in Des Moines.
Becky McCray on the radio with Michael Libbie in Des Moines

Magazine articles that mention Becky McCray

Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine
Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Newspaper mentions

Becky McCray on stage, with a slide showing her Idea Friendly Method
Becky McCray presents the Idea Friendly Method to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association national conference PowerXchange

Online interviews and mentions

Three people standing in front of a building that says "Federal Communications Commission"
Seeking better rural broadband, Edyael Casaperalta, Lucas Nelson, and Becky McCray spoke to staff at the FCC in Washington, D.C.

Online video guest appearances

Becky McCray streaming live video with Chris Brogan and Kerry O'Shea Gorgone
Becky McCray streaming live video with Chris Brogan and Kerry O’Shea Gorgone

Podcast interviews and appearances

Heather Hallgrimson interviews Becky McCray for the Co-operatives First podcast in Canada
Heather Hallgrimson interviews Becky McCray for the Co-operatives First podcast in Canada

Blog Interviews and Mentions

Becky McCray speaking at BlogWorld Expo in 2008.
Becky McCray speaking at BlogWorld Expo in 2008.

Mentions in eBooks, reports and papers

University publications that mention or cite Becky McCray

Rural Speaker Becky McCray
Becky McCray speaking to the Community Connect Forum for North Dakota Center for Community Engagement.

Academic research citing Becky’s work

  • Book chapter: Use of QR Code in Tourism Enterprises. Şimşek, E. & Cinnioğlu, H. İskenderun Technical University. In the book: Kalemci Tüzün, İ. & Öksüz, M. (eds.), Multifaceted Research in The Field of Tourism II. Özgür Publications, 2023. DOI
  • Sustainable involvement of local tourism businesses and associations in the anniversary – Case Kustavi 150 years, by Elli Veijola, Bachelor’s Thesis, Turku University of Applied Sciences, 2023
  • A Cleave within the Piney Woods: Nacogdoches, Stephen F. Austin State University and How Racial Integration Divided the Town and Gown, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, thesis by Caitlin R. Hornback, 2022
  • Balancing Act: Preserving Historic Fabric and Enhancing Economic Vitality in Towns in the Metropolitan Periphery, Planning Practice & Research, John Accordino & Sarin Adhikari, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2021
  • Austy’s Bookstore: Leveraging an Online and Social Media Presence to Increase Customer Engagement, student team report Audrey Gacsy, Stephanie Fiorentino, Jessica Schneider, Olivia Stephens, Sustainability Law and Policy, Indiana University Bloomington, Spring 2021
  • Using social media to navigate changing rural markets: the case of small community retail and service businesses, Jihyeong Son and Linda S. Niehm, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 33, 2021
  • Research of the Disparities in the Process of Revitalization of Brownfields in Small Towns and Cities. by Szeligova, N.; Teichmann, M.; Kuda, F. Sustainability 2021
  • The Case for Preempting State Money Transmission Laws for Crypto-Based Businesses, CR Goforth – Arkansas Law Review (Ark. L. Rev.), 2020
  • Little Big Planning: A Millennial Planner’s Take on Small Town & Rural America, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, undergraduate thesis by Jeffrey Setterlund, 2019
  • Clicks and Mortar: The Modernization of Boutique Retail to aid Rural Revitalization in Mississippi, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, University of Mississippi, undergraduate thesis by Mary Linley Albert, 2019
  • Social Cognitive Theory as a Framework for Understanding the Relationships Between Competition and Cooperation: A Three Essay Story of Emerging Coopetition and Entrepreneurial Team Outcomes, Rebekah Gabrielle Swab, doctoral thesis, University of Mississippi, 2019
  • Research of the Disparities in the Process of Revitalization of Brownfields in Small Towns and Cities, Doctoral dissertation 2019, Szeligova, Natalie, Báňská College – Technical University Of Ostrava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Republic.
  • Small projects as one of the axes of the development of small settlements, Journal of Urban Research, July 2018, by Gihan Hassan Sayed and Hisham Mahmoud Hafez, Faculty of Urban & Regional Planning, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Rural Town Development: A Case Study of Gort, County Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway, School of Geography and Archaeology, dissertation by Christopher Fahey, 2016
  • Bridging the Gap between Entrepreneurship Education and Small Rural Businesses: An Experiential Service-Learning Approach, Linda S. Niehm, Ann M. Fiore, Jessica L. Hurst and Youngji Lee, Iowa State University; Amrut Sadachar, Auburn University, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Spring 2015
  • From Cooperation to the 3C Model – A Photo Theoretical, original Polish title: Od Kooperencji Do Modelu 3c – Ujęcie Teoretyczne, Dr. Celina Sołek-Borowska, Institute of Management, Department of Enterprise Management, Main School Handlowa in Warsaw, Poland, Modern Management Review, vol. XIX, 2014
  • Main Street Revitalization Effort for the Village of Union, Nebraska, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, report by Taylor A. Cox, 2013
  • Several determinants of successful coopetition in small business, Stephanie J. Thomason, Earl Simendinger and Dylan Kiernan, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 2013
  • “Word-Of-Mouth” And Its Impact On Business Activities. By Pintea, Florin Radu, Quality – Access to Success, Romanian Society for Quality Assurance. 2012 Supplement 2, Vol. 13, p66-72. 7p.
  • Bringing Local Foods to Main Streets, Sarah Hansen, Forum Journal, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Volume 26, Number 3, Spring 2012, pp. 28-33
  • Social Media & The Entrepreneur, Indiana University – Bloomington, research and report by Dominique Black, Matthew Cheng, and John Sibo, 2012
  • Buy-Local Campaign and Program for the City of Santa Paula, Matthew Dito, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2012
  • Applying a Metacognitive Model of Strategic Learning for Listening Comprehension, by Means of Online-Based Activities, in a College Course, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Universidad de La Sabana, Columbia, 2012, thesis by Sandra Patricia Barbosa Hernández
  • Sustainability of Youth Enterprises, International Perspectives in Youth Entrepreneurship Training, Online Sessions, Commonwealth Youth Programme Africa Centre, International Labour Organization, 2012