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