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dc.title Regional Aspects of Business Environment Creation in the SME Segment in Slovakia en
dc.contributor.author Belás, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.author Sipko, Juraj
dc.contributor.author Bilan, Yuriy
dc.relation.ispartof Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
dc.identifier.issn 2039-9340 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2015
utb.relation.volume 6
utb.relation.issue 3
dc.citation.spage 637
dc.citation.epage 645
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research
dc.identifier.doi 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3p637
dc.relation.uri http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/6303
dc.subject Characteristics of entrepreneurs en
dc.subject Regional differences en
dc.subject Relationship with banks en
dc.subject Relationship with the State en
dc.subject Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to define, quantify and compare the significant attributes of creation and development 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 (state, company, banks etc.) was evaluated. The data was collected through a questionnaire. The whole research was conducted in the Bratislava region on a sample of 102 SMEs, in the region of Trencin on a sample of 105 SMEs and in the Zilina region on a sample of 168 SMEs. Thus 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. Entrepreneurs stated a quality of not being afraid to risk as the most essential characteristic feature of a businessman. The following qualities were mentioned as well: expertise, responsibility and persistence.. The largest number of entrepreneurs in all the regions of Slovakia said that the state institutions just bully them and create unnecessary obstacles. Entrepreneurs indicated that commercial banks´ approach to SMEs financing remains problematic. © 2015, Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research. All rights reserved. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1004513
utb.identifier.obdid 43873325
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84928808456
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T11:39:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T11:39:06Z
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Belás, Jaroslav
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