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

Abstract

The Variable "Labour and Professional Situation" of People with Disabilities1

Author(s): María José Portillo Navarro, Catalina Nicolás Martínez

People with disabilities usually face additional problems, which prevent them from launching an entrepreneurial activity. Such problems may be related to the competencies that they have acquired. In this regard, the variable related to the labour and professional situation has become so relevant that the focus of this article is on an approach to entrepreneurship considering the labour and professional situation of people with disabilities. Following the conducted survey, the obtained results indicate that for a significant part of those unemployed who are thinking of launching a business or have had a business, the reasons for not doing so are, in first place, the lack of economic resources when setting up a business, and, in second place, the doubt about the business profitability.