Blank spots in social business activities (case study at the local level)



Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Current Trends in Public Sector Research. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Management and administrative
Keywords social economy; social entrepreneurship; grant policy; public administration;
Description Social entrepreneurship is characterised by a high degree of creativity and innovation, not only in technical terms but also in relation to management-social aspects. Social entrepreneurship is a relatively young sector which is not legally addressed in the Czech Republic. Its development dates back to the 19th century but its main development comes in the second half of the 20th century. The objective of this paper is to assess the current issues faced by social businesses – at the local level- in the city of Brno. The main research question is to identify blank spots in social entrepreneurship. To assess the specific problems of the social entrepreneurship, the method of qualitative survey in selected social businesses has been selected. At the same time, we have carried out an analysis of the cooperation between public administration and social businesses in selected cities. The blank spots described by social businesses included the legal void in defining the social business, misunderstanding of the term by the public, problems with public tenders. On the contrary, the positive feature was the current EU grant policy. It is obvious that in the CR there is a missing government conception of social entrepreneurship and legislative definition of the social business which would direct the formation and development of social businesses in a long–term horizon.
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