Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


Approaches to Social Entrepreneurship in Russia and Foreign Countries

Author(s): Elvir Munirovich Akhmetshin, Kseniya Evgenievna Kovalenko, Ludmila Viacheslavovna Goloshchapova, Aleksandra Grigorievna Polyakova, Elmira Arsenovna Erzinkyan, Gulnaz Minnulovna Murzagalina

Social entrepreneurship is aimed at the practical implementation of innovative solutions to the most painful problems of society: poverty, hunger, unemployment, illiteracy, diseases. In the conditions of lack of resources, social entrepreneurs are forced to creatively approach their attraction and how to use them, thus generating social and environmental innovations.

The purpose of the article is to study the concept and perspectives of the development of social entrepreneurship within the framework of modern economic realities of the development of society, and also to reveal the legal status of activities in the field of social entrepreneurship in accordance with modern legislation. The methodological basis of this study includes the dialectical method of knowledge, based on a system of general scientific and private-scientific methods: a logical method (in the formulation of the material, the formulation of conclusions); historical method (in the process of studying the evolution of ideas about entrepreneurship); and statistical method (in the process of analysis and synthesis of the material); content analysis (analysis of individual provisions of legislative acts, scientific works), the method of system analysis and others.

The practical significance lies in the fact that in many countries of the world there is a great interest in social entrepreneurship on the part of legislators and governments. This is due to the reduction of budget financing of the social sphere in developed countries and the desire of the authorities to attract private capital to the sphere of social transformations. The study of the problems of the development of social entrepreneurship is now being actively discussed in the state and scientific community.