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Title: Social, economic and environmental factors and the relationship with the knowledge and skills of entrepreneurs (KSE) and companies internal factors (CIF). Findings in collective enterprises in crisis situations in a country

Authors: Ana Milena Silva Valencia

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Universidad ICESI, Calle 18 # 122-135 Cali, 760036, Colombia ORCID: 0000-0003-2305-2201

Abstract: This research refers to solidarity entrepreneurship, where the factors that explain the social, economic and environmental success in the creation of non-profit organisations in a context of crisis in Colombia are analysed. This study is based on the concept of entrepreneurship in social organisations during the peace talks in Colombia, which began in 2012 between the government and the insurgent group FARC. Cooperatives were identified that were formally constituted in 2012, with initiatives by people who undertook the processes for their own benefit and that of the community, generating sources of income, employment and work in the production of goods or services. The study analyses and explains how the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs and internal factors have an influence with economic, social and environmental factors, thus generating benefits. The findings also show that it is in times of crisis that the central government needs to support collective business initiatives.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship; cooperative entrepreneurship; solidarity economy; social factors; economic; environmental; crisis; skills; knowledge; organisations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2021.114114

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2021 Vol.11 No.1, pp.41 - 53

Received: 17 May 2020
Accepted: 26 May 2020

Published online: 08 Apr 2021 *

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