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Social entrepreneurship in Croatia
Social entrepreneurship in Croatia

Do regional disparities influence young people’s perception of social entrepreneurship as a potential career path?

Author(s): Julia Perić, Anamarija Delić
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Marketing / Advertising, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: social entrepreneurship; regional disparities; youth;

Summary/Abstract: The process of creating a better life in society requires the engagement of all the actors of society. The level of personal readiness to participate actively in the community is a prerequisite for building social responsibilities of all individuals. It also influences the development of social entrepreneurship, which, by integrating economic and social values, offers more sustainable solutions for a variety of social problems and the removal of traditional boundaries between government, business community, academia and civil society. This paper will look into the level of personal readiness of individuals in Croatia, by placing a special emphasis on youth because their energy and potential represent the pillar of future development of the society. At the same time, their inertness and passivity point out that young people are not aware of their important role in society.This paper compares young people’s perception of social entrepreneurship in Croatia and its importance in the process of personal and community development. By researching young people (students) from different regions (the City of Zagreb, as the most developed region, and in the City of Osijek, as the centre of one of the least developed regions in Croatia) and with different educational orientation (business, electronic engineering and art) the paper explores whether students recognize social entrepreneurship as a new approach for solving various social problems but also as a possible career option with which they can make a profit.

  • Issue Year: 27/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-92
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English