The Eco-System, Barriers and Factors of Sustainable Growth Social Economy in Armenia


  • Anna Malkhasyan Yerevan State University



social entrepreneurship, incubator, business support structure, sustainability, diversification, social economy, network


Thanks to the international donor community, in recent years, the concept of social entrepreneurship has become a factor in the regulation of socio-economic and local problems in Armenia. The article examines the main trends in the development of the social economy. In particular, the author analyzes the institutional aspects and factors of the development of social entrepreneurship. On the basis of expert assessments, recommendations have been developed for a more effective development of the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship.

Author Biography

Anna Malkhasyan, Yerevan State University

Lecturer of the Chair of Applied Sociology, YSU


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The analysis presented in the article is based on market assessment results, conducted in April-May, 2020, in the framework of EU funded “Social entrepreneurship in Georgia and Armenia project”, implemented by Mercy Corps jointly with regional partners – the Association of Business Consulting Organisations of Georgia and Development Principles, Armenian NGO. In the article, only the desk review and qualitative survey results are presented. For more details see: 7XtptfJOpou5VYquKZLvC11ZnRolhqIHIXsJ04

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How to Cite

Malkhasyan, A. (2020). The Eco-System, Barriers and Factors of Sustainable Growth Social Economy in Armenia. Journal of Sociology: Bulletin of Yerevan University, 11(2 (32), 21–29.