Research on Additional Qualifications which Business Advisors Would Require in Order to be Able to Support Social Entrepreneurship: a Project Report’s PresentationJournal: Journal of Innovations and Sustainability (Vol.3, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2017-03-31
Authors : Ekaterina Arabska;
Page : 35-68
Keywords : social enterprise; social entrepreneurship; business advisor; qualification;
Research report about the additional qualifications which business advisors would require in order to be able to support social entrepreneurship in Bulgaria is developed in accordance with the elaborated under the SESBA project (Social enterprise skills for business advisors) methodology foreseeing secondary data analyses and collection and analyses of primary data. Job profiles of business advisors of social enterprises are presented on the basis of published announcement for job positions in organizations providing business consulting to social enterprises by some organizations out of the country because of the very low development of those activities on the national level. Existing qualifications, skills and further needs are presented in the context of the European qualification framework for lifelong learning (EQF) and its application into the Bulgarian environment. The main shortcomings in the EQF application are analysed and the significance of provision of trainings under the project is supported by the conclusions made. In addition, a primary research is conducted results of which support the main thesis of the need of specialized qualification and support to social enterprise business advisors.
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