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THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON THE INCREASE OF SOCIAL INCLUSION IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Print E-mail

 

Anita Šimundža, Jožica Knez-Riedl, and Vesna Čančer

Abstract

Social entrepreneurship is an idea that has awakened much interest in recent decades, because it is based on different approaches of classical economic understanding. Initiatives of social entrepreneurship are always associated with humane ideas, aiming at the general social well-being, as opposed to traditional entrepreneurship, in which the profit is the primary goal and the main measure of success.

Human Development Report: Social Inclusion in Bosnia and Herzegovina showed that over 50% of the population was socially excluded, on various grounds. Among the most vulnerable were the persons with disabilities and young people. Bearing in mind these facts, the main goal of our research was to explore and to present possibilities for overcoming social exclusion through highlighting the influence of the development of small and medium enterprises on the increase of social inclusion. The research included a survey among 20 institutions related to the field of social entrepreneurship, 100 non-governmental organizations and 100 small and medium enterprises. By using simple logarithmic regression, we partially confirmed that development of small and medium enterprises significantly influences the increase of social inclusion in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Key words: social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, persons with disabilities, young people, social inclusion

Anita Šimundža, MSc, Independent Advisor for Coordination, Education and Cooperation at the Gender Centre of the Government of the Republic of Srpska; Research field: social entrepreneurship; ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Jožica Knez-Riedl, PhD, Full Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor; Research field: business economics, environmental economics, social responsibility; ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Vesna Čančer, PhD, Associate Professor of quantitative methods in business science, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor;  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

 

 

Cite this article:
Šimundža Anita, Knez-Riedl Čančer, Vesna . THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON THE INCREASE OF SOCIAL INCLUSION IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.1:208-230, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no1-art11

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no1-art11

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