The main project objective is the support and innovation of Czech entrepreneurial environment with a focus on the self-employed and microenterprises through the analysis and subsequent recommendations to eliminate risks and hindrances related to these types of entrepreneurship. We also focus on new firms that have been found by previous research as the main creators of new jobs. In general, small firms and freelancers face specific disadvantages (e.g. low and volatile salaries). In this project, we aim to identify those groups of the self-employed and microenterprises, in which various forms of precarity are the most prevalent. We also aim to offer solutions for these risks and provide them to policy makers who are responsible for the support of entrepreneurs and economic growth.
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Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 2, zobrazeno 1 - 2)
We interviewed separately partners in twelve CR copreneurial couples to understand their possibly divergent perspectives on motives for copreneurship. Blenkinsopp and Owens argue that family businesses are a uniquely hybrid organizations that blend economic and caring concerns. Our analysis is guided by a structured-agency approach that focuses on how societal norms, the economy, and government policies influence entrepreneurial decisions.
The topic of safeguarding against sickness grew in importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. People’s health was more at risk, yet not all had the same capacity and options to deal with it. Therefore, this article focuses on the under-researched topic of choice of strategies and individual practices for safeguarding against one’s sickness among micro-entrepreneurs (with 1–10 employees) before and during the pandemic, namely on the example of Czechia.