Social entrepreneurship as a determinant for the local community development: experience of Polish and Ukrainian regions

Anna Waligóra , Alona Revko


Urgency of the research. Social entrepreneurship covers a wide range of tasks from area of social policy that should ensure the normal living conditions of the local community. From this point of view, the main task of social entrepreneurship is to improve the well-being of local community and meet its needs by the implementation of social infrastructure services. Target setting. In the paper the hypothesis is formulated that Ukraine has worse conditions for the formation and development of social entrepreneurship than Poland. The study is proved that development of social entrepreneurship in Poland in the light of EU regional policy consists in the support of social enterprises by the state in accordance with the National Program for Social Economy Development, the European Union. Actual scientific researches and issues analysis. Some aspects of social entrepreneurship and community development are covered by the studies of such scientists as J. Defourny, J. Hausner, Jan-U. Sandal, A. Nicholls, G. Keohane, J. Kerlin, O. Pankiv and others. Uninvestigated parts of general matters defining. It should be admitted that there is a problem of state support for social enterprises at the appropriate level in Ukraine. This only deepens the differences between the social enterprises in Ukraine and Poland. It is worth noting that as a consequence of this, social entrepreneurship of Ukraine is more business-oriented than in Poland. The research objective. The study on the social entrepreneurship and its impact on the local community development undertaken at national and regional levels, i.e. on statistical material concerning 22 regions of Ukraine and 16 voivodships of Poland. The study used a comparative method of developing social entrepreneurship in Poland and Ukraine. In addition, the study carried out in the paper was enriched with drawings made on the basis of graphic and cartographic data presentation methods. The statement of basic materials. As part of the research, the concept of social entrepreneurship (prosocial business) was defined, the features of the social entrepreneurship in Poland and Ukraine were analysed, and the ways of the social entrepreneurship development in Ukraine were presented. Conclusions. Based on the results obtained, recommendations were presented to strengthen and develop social entrepreneurship in Ukraine.
Author Anna Waligóra (WE / KSiF)
Anna Waligóra,,
- Department of Sociology and Philosophy
, Alona Revko
Alona Revko,,
Journal seriesNaukovij vìsnik Polìssâ. Науковий вісник Полісся, ISSN 2410-9576, e-ISSN 2412-2394, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishprzedsiębiorczość społeczna, przedsiębiorstwa społeczne, władze samorządowe, wartości społeczne, społeczności lokalne, polityka społeczna
Keywords in Englishsocial entrepreneurship; social enterprise; local authorities; social value; local community; social policy
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 25-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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