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dc.title Selected Aspects of Quality of Business Environment in Segment SME. A Case Study from Slovakia en
dc.contributor.author Belás, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.author Bilan, Yuriy
dc.contributor.author Novák, Petr
dc.contributor.author Sipko, Juraj
dc.relation.ispartof Finance and Performance of Firms in Science, Education and Practice 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-482-8
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.citation.spage 68
dc.citation.epage 80
dc.event.title 7th International Scientific Conference on Finance and Performance of Firms in Science, Education and Practice
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2015-04-23
dc.event.edate 2015-04-24
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB)
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://www.ufu.utb.cz/konference/sbornik2015.pdf
dc.subject Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises en
dc.subject regional differences en
dc.subject motives for entrepreneurship en
dc.subject characteristics of entrepreneurs en
dc.subject government business support en
dc.subject the use of theoretical knowledge en
dc.description.abstract SMEs play an important role in the economic system of Slovakia. In this context it is considered to be important to examine the factors that create the quality of the business environment. The aim of this article is to define, quantify and compare the significant attributes of quality of the business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in selected regions of Slovakia. Within this stated objective, relevant factors and business relationships between entrepreneurs and the socio-economic system were analysed. The entrepreneurs' perception of their environment (motivation to start a business, the most important characteristics of entrepreneur, society, state, universities, etc.) was evaluated. The data was collected through a questionnaire. We compared important factors of business environment in the most economically developed region of the Slovak capital to the average regions of Trencin and Zilina. On the basis of the results of our research, we can conclude that the most important motive for starting a business in all these regions of Slovakia was money. It was found that there were no differences between the individual regions. In the entrepreneurs' point of view, the most important characteristic of an entrepreneur is not being afraid to take risks. Other frequently chosen qualities were expertise, responsibility and persistence. We found no statistically significant differences in the perception of the importance of not being afraid to take risks among the selected regions. Only 6.70% of entrepreneurs in the Zilina region think that society perceives them positively. The numbers in the other regions were even lower. Since more than 60% of entrepreneurs in all the selected regions stated that the State should support them financially. Our research confirmed that entrepreneurs evaluate the level of higher education rather primly. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1006467
utb.identifier.obdid 43873363
utb.identifier.wok 000374107300005
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-26T14:58:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-26T14:58:35Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Belás, Jaroslav
utb.contributor.internalauthor Novák, Petr
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