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

Abstract

Competencies in Management Skills and Entrepreneurship of People with Disabilities1

Author(s): Isabel Olmedo-Cifuentes, Inocencia Mª Martínez-León

Fostering entrepreneurship among people with disabilities is a way of supporting their incorporation into the labour market and improving their situation in it, as well as promoting their inclusion and integration into society. To this end, it is necessary to know which competencies of this group affect their intention to develop a business and what deficiencies they perceive. The aim of this paper is to assess whether certain competencies in managerial skills concerning people with disabilities promote their entrepreneurship. Such a first approach is based on a survey conducted on 178 Spanish people with physical, sensory and organic disabilities. Mainly, as the final conclusion, it may be confirmed that certain competencies have an impact when people with disabilities face the decision of launching a business.