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Business community competencies research: A regional profile

Vol. 17, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2019

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Received: 9 September 2019

Received in revised form: 25 September 2019

Accepted: 7 October 2019

Available online: 15 November 2019


JEL Classification: L26, O18

Pages: 2058–2075

Belokur O.S. Volga State University of Technology (VSUT), Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russian Federation

Tsvetkova G.S. Volga State University of Technology (VSUT), Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El Republic, Russian Federation

Subject This article explores the competencies and skills of the business community and the socio-demographic characteristics of entrepreneurs in the region, formed under the influence of local conditions.
Objectives The article aims to examine the competency level of regional entrepreneurs.
Methods For the study, we used descriptive, structural and logical, and statistical analyses, and sociological survey and questionnaires.
Results The article describes a socio-economic profile and skills level of the entrepreneur of the provincial region, whose main areas of activity are industry, trade and agriculture.
Conclusions The Mari El Republic has a good entrepreneurial potential. This is proved true by assessing the business community competency level.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, region, key competencies, entrepreneurial potential


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