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Choi, Young-Chool
Lee, Sang-Yeup
Ju, Sang-Hyeon
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52nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions in Motion - Breaking the Path", 21-25 August 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia
This paper aims to examine the possibility that jobs for young graduates may be created through social enterprises at local level, in particular, and to highlight the important factors affecting job creation by social enterprises. After identifying potentially relevant features of social enterprises being operated in Korea, we put forward the ways in which jobs can be created particularly for young graduates Extrapolating research findings from extensive interviews and participant observation at business meetings, we conclude the existence of job-creation pattern that operates within distinctive institutional environments. The article emphasizes the importance of historical and institutional traditions in framing available pathways of job creation by social enterprises in Korea.
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