Economics and Rural Development, Volume 7, Number 1

ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND MEASURES OF ITS PROMOTION

Juozas Kirstukas, Stasė Navasaitienė, Virginija Subačiūtė
Aleksandras Stulginskis University

Abstract

The aim of the research is to measure entrepreneurial activity and related deciding factors, and to propose measures to encourage productive entrepreneurship. With this objective in mind, the article introduces the concept of entrepreneurial activity, analyses common factors deciding entrepreneurial activity, which are described in Lithuanian and foreign scientific literature and uses a questionnaire sur-vey to perform the analysis of the entrepreneurial activity of agricultural producers and related deciding factors and reveals the impact of support on the entrepreneurial activity of agricultural producers and the economic performance of their farms.
Research results. The concept of entrepreneurial activity was explored and the common factors predetermining entrepreneurial activity discussed in Lithuanian and foreign scientific literature were analysed. Consolidated data of the questionnaire survey were used to analyse the entrepreneurial activity of agricultural producers and related deciding factors and to reveal the impact of support on the economic per-formance. Entrepreneurship development prospects were defined by offering a framework of entrepreneurial activity promotion.

Keyword(s): agricultural producers, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial activity, internal and external factors, promotion of entre-preneurial activities


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