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Financial planning for social enterprise establishment and management
Rumlová, Lucie ; Vrzáček, Petr (advisor) ; Francová, Petra (referee)
This thesis is devoted to financial planning related to the establishment and management of a social undertaking during its lifecycle. It follows from the research focused on the issue of social undertakings in business in general. It describes various fields of social business activities and the best practices in financial planning and management recommended in literature. Along with this, it identifies the current situation in financial planning and management at social undertakings in the territory of the Czech Republic. In addition to the monitoring of the current situation, this paper deals with the results of the evaluation whether the undertakings which adhere to the recommended business administration methods of planning and management achieve better results. The aim of this work is to find and specify the differences between successful and unsuccessful undertakings on the basis of the defined best practices and their financial management and planning and to find a "manual" on how a social undertaking should plan and manage in order to achieve optimum results. Keywords Social economy, social business, strategic and tactical management, financial management, financial planning, costs, revenues, profit, breakeven point
Employee education and development in social enterprises
Skálová, Veronika ; Legnerová, Kateřina (advisor) ; Moree, Dana (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the topic of development and education of Czech social enterprise employees and examines how these services are provided. The research set was made of enterprises listed in the Social Entrepreneurship Directory, which declare their social mission. In the form of a questionnaire survey, it was investigated how the educational process in the enterprise proceeds from the planning, design to implementation and subsequent evaluation of educational activities. The research results show that social enterprises educate their employees, but in most enterprises it is a relatively unsystematic process, with reserves mainly on the theoretical and methodological side, which is mainly hampered by lack of funds and lack of time space. However, in the jungle of social entrepreneurship, there are clear exceptions that, despite all the obstacles, provide their staff with quality education services and care for their development. Keywords social economy, social enterprise, social innovation, development, education, lifelong learning, human resources development, education cycle
Social Entrepreneurship and its Development in the South Bohemian Region
VALÁŠKOVÁ, Linda
This bachelor thesis deals with social entrepreneurship and its aim is to map the state of existing social enterprises in the South Bohemian region and to find out whether they meet the conditions set out in the Factual Intention of the Social Entrepreneurship Act. The partial goal of the thesis is to open a dialogue on the legislative regulation of social enterprises. A qualitative research strategy, a questioning method and a semi-structured interview technique were conducted to meet the objectives. The research sample was determined by purposeful sampling and further obtained by the snowball method. Seven social enterprises operating in the South Bohemian Region participated in the research. The thesis consists of theoretical and practical part. The theoretical part of the thesis introduces social entrepreneurship as such and incorporates it into the context of social economy for proper understanding. In the practical part of the thesis there are presented grant projects in the South Bohemian Region supported by the European Social Fund from the call for Support of Social Entrepreneurship and described individual social enterprises involved in the research. Furthermore, the answers of informants to individual questions from interviews are analyzed and compared. The last part evaluates the fulfillment of the goals of the thesis and answers the research questions concerning the fulfillment of conditions and the opinion of the managers of social enterprises in the South Bohemian Region on the Factual Intention of the Social Entrepreneurship Act. The contribution of the work is seen in finding the answer to the need for legislative anchoring of social entrepreneurship from the perspective of managers of social enterprises in the South Bohemian Region. The thesis also provides feedback to the enterprises concerned whether they fulfill the conditions of the Factual Intention of the Social Business Act. The general public will then get a comprehensive overview of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises, whether in general or in the South Bohemian Region.
Ethical Context of Social Business
ŠAMATOVÁ, Gabriela
The bachelor thesis deals with social business. It is described as a relatively timeless business direction that reflects the ethical foundation of society. It looks at the phenomenon of meaningful work at a deeper scale of general well-being and underlines the trend of globalization in contrast to the ever-increasing need for the community dimension of human life. It focuses on the question of motivation of entrepreneurs in the social business territory and the direction towards reflection in the level of the current "labor dialogue". I deal with the context of the value of work for a person who is in a difficult life situation. The goal of the thesis is to introduce social business as a dynamic tension going beyond the earnings to ethical values and social well-being.
Social entrepreneurship in the South Bohemian and Pilsen regions - the current development and the basis of further development
DVOŘÁKOVÁ, Kamila
This diploma thesis deals with the topic of social business in the South Bohemian and Pilsen Region, its development and possibilities for further development. The aim of the thesis is to evaluate the state of social business in both regions and to recommend possible steps that would lead to a greater development of social business in the Czech Republic. The theoretical part deals with the history of the social economy and its subjects. Attention is also devoted to social entrepreneurship, its development and the principles that social enterprises must follow. Further, there is described the development of social entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic, legislation and support possibilities for social enterprises. In this section, there are also examples of countries where social enterprises is working successfully. These are Great Britain, Italy and Poland. The practical part deals with the evaluation of the questionnaire survey, which took place among managers of social enterprises in both regions. Questions in the questionnaire were very broad. There were questions about the size of the enterprises , the cooperation, the problems that enterprises face or the benefits of doing business for the company. Based on the results of this survey, research questions were answered. Further, recommendations are described in this part, which could help to further develop social entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic. This is rather a nationwide recommendation. In this case, the empirical investigation is rather supplementary.
The Meaning of a Social Organization for its Participants
FILIPČÍKOVÁ, Lenka
This bachelor´s thesis deals with issues in terms of perception of the contribution of a particular social business by its users, who the business was primarily established for. The aim of the work is to find out, how concretely the active participation of the selected group of users influenced their further opportunities in their lives after they finished working in such a model of a social business. Another aim is to answer the question: is it possible to define possible differences in their expectations and actual contribution of social business "Cukrárna 7" in Strakonice? First part of the work deals with theoretical questions in the area of social enterprise and social businesses in the Czech Republic and abroad. The content is a brief explanation of the terms related to the theme of the work and a description of the current situation of social enterprise with a sight into the history of the establishment of this kind of business. In the practical part, there is the research itself. The selective group consisted of 8 direct participants employed in a particular social business. For the research, qualitative research strategy was used. The data were collected by way of inquiry in the form of semi-structured interview with more than 20 questions prepared in advance. The order of the questions could change according to the course of the interview and other specifying questions could be added. The selective group are the employees of social business "Cukrárna 7" in Strakonice and the work positions were created specially for them. i used purposive (or convenience) selection. The results of the research are processed into well-organised tables, which are supplemented with my own comments. The research question was: What are the differences in the expectations and task of this form of social help from the point of view of its users? Is it possible to identify the differences in the expectations and task of this form of social help from the point of view of its users? If so, what differences? The work could contribute to a possible further development or support of this kind of social help by handing on up-to-date information about functioning and usefulness of the model of social business to professionals as well as persons interested in this kind of help connected with enterprise. This work could also be used as a feedback for the providers of services and treatment programmes for persons, whom this kind of social help is primarily meant for, in this case for persons who were addicted to addictive substances.
The controversial nature of a social enterprise as a commercialized organization of the civil sector
Hořínková, Monika ; Frič, Pavol (advisor) ; Witz, Petr (referee)
The topic of this diploma thesis is the commercialization of civic organizations, which we understand as the process in which they take over some procedures, methods and strategies of the commercial sector in order to generate some profit. As the highest level of commercialization, this work considers the transformation of civil organization into a so called social enterprise.At the next potential level, this civic organization would become a pure market enterprise acting as socially responsible. Thus, a social enterprise is defined as a civic organization, for which profiting is just as important as an increase in public benefit by fulfilling of its own altruistic mission. However, it is said that this social mission may be threatened by the economic one. Whereas the social enterprise combines those two opposing attributes in the form of a social and economic mission, it is considered to be controversial. That's why the aim of this diploma thesis is to determine the importance of a transformation of civic organization into the social enterprise for its life and how this transformation affects its functioning and its essence. The diploma theses is based primarily on the theory of civil society, the civil sector, the social economy and the theory of social enterprise. It is a case study, which...
Social enterprise from the perspective of employees with disabilities
Hejzlarová, Veronika ; Vrzáček, Petr (advisor) ; Furmaníková, Lada (referee)
Social economy is a widely discussed topic in the Czech Republic and other states at the moment. This is mainly thanks to its positive impact on the employment of disadvantaged persons and their integration into the society, which is in many cases very difficult and the state fails to provide for it. The support for disadvantaged persons and their entering open job market is still struggling and the tools that the engaged parties try to use do not always work. Social enterprise is one of the possible solutions to this problem. The thesis's theoretical part outlines the topic of social enterprise taking into account both external (legislation, funding, legal forms) and internal (disadvantaged persons employment specifics, organizational culture, employees mentoring and development) factors that affect the way social enterprises work. The practical part uses qualitative research to focus on the opinions of persons with disabilities and executives on the development of social enterprises employees and their possible transfer to the open job market. It summarizes the recommendations for development of their employees' competences so that the system would be as permeable as possible and the employment of the disadvantaged persons as high as possible. Keywords: development of people with disabilities,...

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