A Complex Model of Factors that Influence Entrepreneurship in the Beekeeping Sector

Anca Aurora POPA, Liviu Al. MĂRGHITAŞ, Cristina Bianca POCOL


Research meant to promote and extend beekeeping is undertaken in many countries
of the world. As part of the research that tries to find the factors that determine a revival of the
beekeeping sector, the present study analyses the factors that influence the probability of becoming an
entrepreneur in the beekeeping sector. The method used is the logistic regression, model that predicts
the probability of an event occurring for a given person. According to the results of the logistic
regression model, the following factors determine beekeepers’ intention to start an enterprise: the
modernization of the beekeeping exploitation, collaboration with other enterprises from the
beekeeping sector, belonging to a beekeeping association (different from Romanian Beekeepers’
Association), the strategy to export beekeeping products and to create alliances with other enterprises,
the commercialization of bee products by distribution to a few stores and the age of beekeepers. The
present study emphasizes the role of beekeepers’ social capital and their ability to acquire modern
technology as two of the most important sources of opportunities that influence the emergence of new
and profitable beekeeping enterprises.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:7107

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