|Study title||Linking Rural Entrepreneurs and Diaspora in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|Institution(s)||CEDAR – Center for Economic Development and Research, Bolnicka 23, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (a)|
Albanian Centre for Social-Economic Research – ACSER, L.Partizani, 3001-3006 Elbasan, Albania (b)
Oruč (PI) (a)|
Selma Delalić (a)
Lejla Kamenijas (a)
Edlira Narazani (b)
Isilda Mara (b)
Teuta Saka (b)
|Geographical space||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania|
|Abstract||This report presents the results of a research project, conducted in the framework of the RRPP programme in the period January 2012-June 2013, in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The project was consisted of three main stages. The results of each stage are presented in separate chapters. In the first stage, econometric analysis of the models of factors determining success of rural entrepreneurs, in order to identify main obstacles to entrepreneurial activities in rural areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania, was conducted. The second stage was the descriptive statistical analysis of diaspora from these two countries and its possible engagements in economic development of their home countries. In the third stage, review of possible solutions for engaging diaspora in reducing obstacles to rural entrepreneurship, identified in the first stage, developed through selection of best practices from the world and discussion of possible alternatives with key stakeholders in the two countries, are presneted. The main results of the research is a list of possible solutions, agreed among stakeholders, that can be used by the governments in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania in order to engage diaspora for rural development of these two countries. In addition, findings from the two separate research activities, one of factors affecting success of rural businesses and another about potential of diaspora, provide some useful insights for all researcher and practitioners working on these two topics.|
main factors determining success of rural entrepreneurs are financial,
institutional and infrastructural constraints|
Diaspora community is interested in investing in BiH, and there are different ways how they can provide such contribution
The main contribution by diaspora that would have a positive effect on rural businesses are investments, transfer of skills and rural tourism
|Method description||Developed a model of determinants of business success of rural entrepreneurs,|
Conducted a survey of 300 rural entrepreneurs and semi-structured interviews with 30 entrepreneurs in each country,
Conducted an online survey of Diaspora from Albania and BiH,
Developed a list of possible ways of diaspora’s contribution to overcoming obstacles for business success by rural entrepreneurs, discussed options with stakeholders at round tables at different location in the countries,
Selected a list of recommendation for attracting diaspora’s contribution to rural development of the two countries.
Factor analysis was used in the model of rural entrepreneurs, where 22 individual variables were transformed into 5 factors.
Data collection mode: Face-to-face interviews with entrepreneurs and online survey of Diaspora.
Nermin; et al., . 2013. Linking Rural Entrepreneurs and Diaspora in Albania
RRPP western Balkans. Online: http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/en/News/News-Archive
Delalic, Selma; Oruc, Nermin. 2013. Determinants of Firms Growth: A Study of Rural SMEs in Bosnia and
Herzegovina. JECOSS, Vol. 4, No. 1. Online: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/2393/1/1.%20Delalic,%20Oruc.pdf
|Study type||Mandated research|
|Financed by||Mandating institution|
|Mandating institution(s)||University of Fribourg, Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe, Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans – RRPP, Bd de Pérolles 90, 1700 Fribourg|
|Start – end date||01.01.2012 – 01.04.2013|
|Data type||Qualitative data|
|Available document types||Final report, articles|
|Linked to||Dataset available only at researcher|
|Mode of data collection||Qualitative interviews; Standardised interviews; Standardised interviews – face-to-face|
|Data collection instruments||–|
|Number of cases||–|
|Bibliographical citation||Nermin Oruč, Selma Delalić, Lejla Kamenijas, Edlira Narazani, Isilda Mara, Teuta Saka: Linking Rural Entrepreneurs and Diaspora in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2013 [Dataset]. CEDAR – Center for Economic Development and Research, Albanian Centre for Social-Economic Research – ACSER. Distributed by DASS-BiH, Sarajevo.|
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