Social enterprises in Poland – comparative analysis

Social enterprises are the entities whose primary purpose is not profit, but which have positive impact on the situation on the labour market many groups of people. These entities are place of work, employers and socially important sphere permanently inscribed in the economic landscape of the modern economy.

The main aim of the analysis I conducted with prof. Teresa Piecuch and dr Katarzyna Chudy-Laskowska was to prepare a comparative analysis of social enterprises in Poland, both spatial diversity and their legal forms. To indicate the key factors influenced on setting up and operating the social enterprises in this context the method of cluster analysis (one of the method of multidimensional comparative analysis) and multiple linear regression analysis were used. The analysis based on the data collected by Statistics Poland (for 16 voivodeships and 380 poviats). It provided the opportunity to formulate conclusions regarding the spatial diversity of the analysed voivodeships in relation to social enterprises, as well as pointes out the main factors influencing on the setting up and operating of this entities – the situation concerning both the social assistance and the commercial entities on analysed territory. On the base of the analysis the new research and empirical gaps were described.

The attached presentation shows the main results of the analysis. This presentation was prepared within the conference „Social Economy 2020” organized by the Department of Economics and Economic Policy  and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovations on Institute of Las and Economy at the Pedagogical University of Krakow.

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