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dc.title A model of entrepreneurial orientation en
dc.contributor.author Belás, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.author Sopková, Gabriela
dc.relation.ispartof Transformations in Business and Economics
dc.identifier.issn 1648-4460 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2016
utb.relation.volume 15
utb.relation.issue 2B
dc.citation.spage 630
dc.citation.epage 644
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Vilnius University
dc.relation.uri http://www.transformations.knf.vu.lt/38b/article/amod
dc.subject small and medium-sized enterprises en
dc.subject entrepreneurial orientation en
dc.subject innovativeness en
dc.subject risk taking en
dc.subject pro-activeness en
dc.subject competitive aggressiveness en
dc.subject autonomy en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to present a theoretical and methodological model for the measuring of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in the segment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the results of its applicability testing on the empirical data. The authors define the important factors that form the EO, analyze and quantify the linkages in the model. A part of the research is dedicated to the comparison of the various components of EO in terms of gender and education of entrepreneurs, and of the size of the company. Based on the results of our research, we can conclude that the EO level in the Czech Republic is below the average. The highest index of EO (IEOSME) was achieved by larger companies that belong to the category of SMEs. Our research suggests that there are differences between the defined groups of entrepreneurs in terms of their level of education, and size and age of the company. Entrepreneurs with the university degree have better preconditions for doing business, because they have much higher IEOSME. Microenterprises have significantly lower IEOSME than larger enterprises in the category of SMEs. The companies that operate on the market longer have higher IEOSME than younger companies. Quantification of individual dimensions of EO in terms of gender and education of entrepreneurs, and age and size of the company has brought some interesting findings. The least differences were found when comparing entrepreneurs by gender. The only difference identified within the evaluation of five dimensions of EO was, that males take more risks in business than females. The biggest differences across all analysed dimensions of EO were found when comparing companies according to their size. Larger companies belonging to the segment of SMEs were more innovative, more active and more autonomous in comparison to microenterprises. © University of Latvia, 2002-2016. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1006829
utb.identifier.obdid 43875340
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85000786574
utb.identifier.wok 000391160900004
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T15:11:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T15:11:30Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Belás, Jaroslav
utb.fulltext.affiliation J. Belas, G. Sopkova 1 Jaroslav Belas Department of Enterprise Economics Faculty of Management and Economics Tomas Bata University in Zlin Mostní 5139 760 01 Zlín Czech Republic Tel.: +420576032410 Fax: +420576032400 E-mail: belas111@gmail.com 2 Gabriela Sopkova Faculty of Commerce University of Economics Bratislava Dolnozemská cesta 1 852 35 Bratislava 5 Slovak Republic Tel.: +421 2 6729 1130 Fax: +421 2 6729 1149 E-mail: gabika.sopkova@gmail.com
utb.fulltext.dates Received: January, 2015 1st Revision: May, 2015 2nd Revision: February, 2016 Accepted: May, 2016
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