The main purpose of this project is to identify and analyze the level of influence of the macro-level factors on the meso- and microlevel context in social entrepreneurship by taking into account the previous considerations (Austin et al., 2006; Dees & Anderson, 2006; Nicholls & Cho, 2006; Light, 2006; Mair & Marti, 2009; Zahra et al., 2009; Dacin et al., 2010; Stephan et al., 2014; Fici, 2015, Chichevaliev, 2020) for development of the SE ecosystem and the creation of a conducive macro-environment for growth of the sector.
Given the documented lack of research on macro-level accelerators for social entrepreneurial activity (Bhardway, 2022; Estrin et al., 2013; Stephan et al., 2014), we address this gap by investigating the macro-level factors for social entrepreneurship ecosystem development in Belgium and North Macedonia. More specifically, we explore how policies, regulations, institutional support, and funding accelerate or hinder the development of social enterprises’ operations in the current Belgian (developed) and Macedonian (developing) context.
The specific objectives of the research are the following:
- Specific objective 1. To explore the trends in SE literature with emphasis on the macro-environment, SEnts and SEurs;
- Specific objective 2. To identify the conducive factors for development and promotion of SE, organisational factors for SEnts and individual factors for SEurs;
- Specific objective 3. To analyse the level of influence of the macro-level factors on the meso- (organisational) and microlevel (individual) factors in the SE context;
- Specific objective 4. To present the level of influence of the macro-level factors on the meso- and micro-level in the SE through an index of central themes and subthemes.
Chichevaliev, Stefan., Debarliev, Stojan., & Janeska Iliev, Aleksandra. (2023). “How Social Entrepreneurship is Pursuing the Path of Development? Regional Perspectives in the Western Balkans”. In: Ramadani, V., Kjosev, S. & Sergi, B. (Eds.), Entrepreneurship Development in the Balkans: Perspective from Diverse Contexts. Emerald. (Accepted and In print)
Chichevaliev, Stefan. (2022). “Social Entrepreneurship and the Use of Sustainable Business Models in Developing Countries and the Need for Coherent Intersectoral Collaboration: The Case of North Macedonia”. 7th International Conference on New Business Models: Sustainable Business Model Challenges: Economic Recovery and Digital Transformation Conference Proceedings, Lumsa University, Rome, p. 106-116.
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7th International Conference on New Business Models: Sustainable Business Model Challenges: Economic Recovery and Digital Transformation, Conference Proceedings, Lumsa University, 23-24 June 2022.
Social entrepreneurship – the world’s remedy by Stefan Chichevaliev
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