Barriers and potential challenges in the development of social businesses in the Czech Republic

Show simple item record Wildmannová, Mirka 2017-05-17T16:23:11Z 2017-05-17T16:23:11Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1211-555X (Print)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1804-8048 (Online)
dc.description.abstract Social entrepreneurship is characterised by a high degree of innovation and creativity. The topic of social entrepreneurship is currently often discussed and it is one of the trends of contemporary social economy in the CR. The Czech Republic is one of the countries that start discovering the benefits of social business, especially at the regional level. Experience from abroad clearly identifies the positive impacts of social entrepreneurship on the national economy. Social enterprises are one of the major stakeholders in the labour market employing socially disadvantaged people. This paper aims to identify the main barriers to the activities of social enterprises. To identify those barriers, use was made of a questionnaire survey in social businesses. Based on the results of the survey it was identified that the current main barriers include the non-existence of the social entrepreneurship act, insufficient definition of criteria for social enterprises and inadequate inter-departmental coordination. Potential future challenges appear to be legislative and systematic state financial support and preparation of the environment for social activities within the framework of regional cooperation including the establishment of social incubators. eng
dc.format p. 234-243 eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Univerzita Pardubice cze
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific papers of the University of Pardubice. Series D, Faculty of Economics and Administration. 40/2017 eng
dc.rights open access eng
dc.subject social economy eng
dc.subject social policy eng
dc.subject public administration eng
dc.subject social enterprise eng
dc.subject social cooperatives eng
dc.title Barriers and potential challenges in the development of social businesses in the Czech Republic eng
dc.type Article cze
dc.peerreviewed yes eng
dc.publicationstatus published eng
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85020671815
dc.subject.jel L31
dc.subject.jel M14

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