ln his paper the author presents the role of small entrepreneurship in the social and economic activation of rural areas and their multifunctional develo- pment. Multiclirectional studies on off farm entrepreneurship of the inhabitants in Malopolska revealed that these activities focus mainly on providing various kind of services (over 50% ). then on commerce (30% of studies cases), while every tifth entrepreneur produces some goods. Conelusions drawn from the investigations show the necessity to support the entreprenurship among others through: improvement of bank credit system as the main stimulant of individual and group entrepreneurship; application of all available local investment facilities: creation of modern system of education comprising both school and outreach programmes focused on updating and supplementing knowledge on market laws and conditions for entrepreneurship development.
- Year of publication: 1999
- Source: Show
- Pages: 147-164
- DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ksm199910