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Regional demand and supply factors of social entrepreneurship

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Publication Details

Author list: Kachlami, Habib M.;Yazdanfar, Darush;Öhman, Peter

Publication year: 2017

ISSN: 1355-2554

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-09-2016-0292


Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate determinants of social entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a large-scale database covering Sweden’s 290 municipalities over the 1990-2014 period. The theoretical analysis is based on the demand and supply theory of entrepreneurship, while the empirical analysis is based on feasible generalized least-squares regression models.

Findings

The results indicate that the male proportion of the workforce, education level, the presence of entrepreneurial role models, wealth, unemployment rate, age, and urbanization positively influence the rate of social venture creation in a region.

Originality/value

This is one of few studies that empirically investigate determinants of social entrepreneurship, and the very first in the Swedish context. The study uses a large-scale database and advanced regression methods.


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