APPROACH TO SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SLOVENIA

Barbara Bradač Hojnik

Abstract


In this paper, social entrepreneurship as a developing type of entrepreneurship is analyzed. On the level of the European Union (EU), social entrepreneurship is widely supported by different initiatives which aim to develop a suitable legal, administrative, and financial environment for social enterprises, but also allowing member states to regulate them individually. This paper focuses on the social entrepreneurship in Slovenia, where it is strictly shaped by the legislation. Consequently, social enterprises need to meet the legislation’s requirements which hinder their quantity and development. Additionally, the scope of social enterprises is narrowed to those companies that received the formal status of social enterprise. In the paper provided will be the data on social enterprises in Slovenia with some recommendation for further development of the framework for social entrepreneurship in the country.

Keywords


social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, Slovenia

Full Text:

PDF

References


Bosma, N., Schøtt, T., Terjesen, S., & Kew, P. (2013). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 to 2016: Special Report on Social Entrepreneurship. Global Entrepreneurship Research Association.

Cafaggi, F., & Iamiceli, P. (2009). New Frontiers in the Legal Structure and Legislation of Social Enterprises in Europe: A Comparative Analysis. In A. Noya (ed.), The Changing Boundaries of Social Enterprises, Paris: OECD.

Campos, J. L. M., & Ávila, R. C. (2012). The social economy in the European Union. CIRIEC. Visits and Publications Unit. Retrieved from http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/qe-30-12-790-en-c.pdf

Defourny, J., & Nyssens, M. (2010). Conceptions of Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship in Europe and the United States: Convergences and Divergences, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 1(1), 32-53.

European Commission. (2011). Social Business Initiative Creating a favourable climate for social enterprises, key stakeholders in the social economy and innovation Brussels, 25.10.2011 COM(2011) 682 final.

European Commission. (2017). Social enterprises. Retrieved from https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/social-economy/enterprises_en

European Union. (2015). A map of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe: Synthesis Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Mair, J., & Martí, I. (2006). Social entrepreneurship research: A source of explanation, prediction, and delight. Journal of World Business, 41(1), 36-44.

Ministry of economic development and technology. (2017). Evidence of social enterprises in Slovenia. Retrieved from http://www.mgrt.gov.si/fileadmin/mgrt.gov.si/pageuploads/Regionalni_razvoj/socialno_podjetnistvo/evidenca_socialnih_podjetij_6_4_2017.xls

OECD. (1999). Social Enterprises. Paris: OECD.

OECD/European Union. (2013). Policy Brief on Social Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Activities in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Official Gazette. (2011). Zakon o socialnem podjetništvu (Act on Social Entrepreneurship). Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 20/11 and 90/14 - SAA-1I.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12955/cbup.v5.903

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Print ISSN 1805-997X, Online ISSN 1805-9961

(c) 2017 Central Bohemia University