Leadership Needs in the Hungarian Social Cooperatives. Results of a Survey

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Research in Social Sciences

Year: 2020

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/3rd.rssconf.2020.11.105

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Leadership Needs in the Hungarian Social Cooperatives. Results of a Survey

Sándor Bozsik, Katalin Lipták, Zoltán Musinszki, Judit Szemán



The social cooperatives have a very important function in a peripheral area, they can create jobs for unemployed or disabled people in order to solve the unemployment problem in this area. Of course they can create with the necessary flexibility and innovation skills for rural areas and help to maintain the social peace to provide work with the less competitive part of the rural population (Bartha & Bereczk, 2018). However, the management of this enterprises faces several dilemmas how can build up an effective control system of a social enterprises in Central-Europe. Our research group has a long-term research project to help the social cooperative management in the daily operation based on a well-suited Balanced Scorecard Model to the specific needs of these organisation. A questionnaire survey has been made asking the social cooperative managers about the administration and management problems of their enterprises. According to our survey, the major problem of social cooperative is the quality of available labour force. So, the Human Resource Management and how its tools can be effectively adapted to the social cooperatives has got a vital importance.  The future aim of our research program is to develop a report system and a ratio analysis tool to help the work of social cooperative managers.

Keywords: social economy, social cooperatives, Balanced Scorecard, Human Resource Management.