Social Entrepreneurship: Strategic Development in Croatia

Marko Kolaković 1 , Mladen Turuk 1 , and Ivan Turčić 1
  • 1 Department of Managerial Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb,, Zagreb, Croatia


Social Entrepreneurship is an area of entrepreneurship and economics in general that have become more and more popular in the last 30 years across the whole globe. However, the topics related to social entrepreneurship came in focus in Croatia during the past years due to developing and adopting the Strategy for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship in the Republic of Croatia for the period from 2015 to 2020. This paper will provide an overview of the relevant definitions of social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneur and social enterprise (with reference to the Strategy). The aim of this paper is to analyse the strategic framework for development of social entrepreneurship in Croatia and finally, to propose the direction of development of social entrepreneurship in Croatia in the future.

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