Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 34

Fostering community-based entrepreneurship in the rural areas of Lithuania

Vytautas Pilipavičius


The rural areas of Lithuania are still confronting some issues of the co-operation and entrepreneurship, the ability of self-governance and independency, while the problem of sense of community, employment and occupation is becoming ever more relevant. Research aim – to analyse how the formation of community-based entrepreneurship affects and determines rural development in Lithuania. Object of the research – fostering community-based entrepreneurship of rural areas in Lithuania. Article based on the dissertation, which carried out the theoretical and empirical research. A theoretical model of the forming of community entrepreneurship was prepared and the possibilities of sustainable rural development in the context of Lithuania were provided.

JEL codes: J240, L260.

Keyword(s): Social art, entrepreneurship, community entrepreneurship, community-based business activity, sustainable rural development

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