Social Entrepreneurship among Youth as a Factor of Sustainable Development of Regions: Main Motives and Visible Barriers

Irina Shavyrina, Inna Demenenko, Oleg Divichenko

Abstract

This article, based on the results of the research "Sociological diagnostics of youth involvement in social entrepreneurship" conducted by the authors in the Belgorod region, attempts to substantiate possible motives, as well as perceived barriers to engaging in entrepreneurial activities in the social sphere. The starting point for identifying motives for the possible realization of oneself as a social entrepreneur was a combination of three types of motivation sources: fulfillment of the social mission, economic (business) motivation, and innovativeness. The authors conclude that the readiness to engage in entrepreneurship in the social sphere is caused not so much by external motives associated with the lack of decent offers in the labor market as by the desire for independence, independence from external actors' economic activity. The reluctance to engage in social entrepreneurship is mainly based on internal motives related to the perceived lack of necessary qualities for an entrepreneur. This suggests that both readiness to entrepreneurship and rejection of relevant practices are based not primarily on external factors but the existing attitudes, predisposition, and proactive strategies ingrained in mind.

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Shavyrina I., Demenenko I. and Divichenko O. (2021). Social Entrepreneurship among Youth as a Factor of Sustainable Development of Regions: Main Motives and Visible Barriers. In Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Sustainable Development of Regional Infrastructure - Volume 1: ISSDRI, ISBN 978-989-758-519-7, pages 522-526. DOI: 10.5220/0010593305220526


in Bibtex Style

@conference{issdri21,
author={Irina Shavyrina and Inna Demenenko and Oleg Divichenko},
title={Social Entrepreneurship among Youth as a Factor of Sustainable Development of Regions: Main Motives and Visible Barriers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Sustainable Development of Regional Infrastructure - Volume 1: ISSDRI,},
year={2021},
pages={522-526},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010593305220526},
isbn={978-989-758-519-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Sustainable Development of Regional Infrastructure - Volume 1: ISSDRI,
TI - Social Entrepreneurship among Youth as a Factor of Sustainable Development of Regions: Main Motives and Visible Barriers
SN - 978-989-758-519-7
AU - Shavyrina I.
AU - Demenenko I.
AU - Divichenko O.
PY - 2021
SP - 522
EP - 526
DO - 10.5220/0010593305220526