Lāsma Līcīte, Aina Dobele
The paper focuses on the characteristics of human resources in entrepreneurship based on two aspects – a human being and his/her capacities. The aim of the survey is to study and assess the significance and tendencies for the use of human resources in Latvia. In order achieve the aim authors present the historical development of human resources from the ancient times to nowadays. It shows the increasing importance of human resources in the knowledge economics.
In the survey the authors analyze the use of human resources in the Latvian production (manufacturing) sector. According to the survey on the availability and the use of human resources in the Latvian economy, the demographic situation in the country has been unfavourable over the recent years. There is a trend to reduce the number of employees. The highest number of employed persons is observed in agriculture and forestry, manufacturing, trade, and equipment repair.
The following initial sources of information and materials were used: the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, the laws of the Republic of Latvia, special literature and other materials. The monographic descriptive method, the method of analysis and synthesis, and statistical research methods were applied for the purpose of the survey.
Key words: human resources, business, employees, employers, skills.
JEL codes: J21, J24