Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 39, Number 2

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF LITHUANIA

Jolita Greblikaitė, Rolandas Rakštys, Donatello Caruso

Abstract

The research problem lays upon disclosing the importance of role of social entrepreneurship in rural development of Lithuania. The paper thė tendencies of social entrepreneurship in Lithuania, to present successful examples of such business for providing recommendations how to improve sit-uation in rural areas in terms of social entrepreneurship development. Lithuanian government has made some steps towards development of social enterprises, social entrepreneurship, and social in-novation, but the a lot remains to be improved. The roots of family business go back only above 20 years and have rather poor traditions in Lithuania. It is tightly related to rural areas especially than agriculture economies are acting as family farms with potential of young social businesses.

JEL Codes: L31, O13.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15544/mts.2017.12

Keyword(s): rural development, social entrepreneurship, family business, entrepreneurs


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