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dc.title Linking firm characteristics to perceived important social factors for entrepreneurial activity en
dc.contributor.author Çera, Gentjan
dc.contributor.author Bélas, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.author Rózsa, Zóltan
dc.contributor.author Čepel, Martin
dc.relation.ispartof Economics and Sociology
dc.identifier.issn 2071-789X Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2019
utb.relation.volume 12
utb.relation.issue 4
dc.citation.spage 101
dc.citation.epage 115
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Centre of Sociological Research
dc.identifier.doi 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-4/6
dc.relation.uri https://www.economics-sociology.eu/files/6_853_Cera%20et%20al.pdf
dc.subject entrepreneurship en
dc.subject SME en
dc.subject firm age en
dc.subject firm size en
dc.subject social factors en
dc.subject institutions en
dc.subject Central Europe en
dc.description.abstract This study seeks to investigate the linkages between firm characteristics (firm age and size) and perceived important social factors for entrepreneurship. The research is administered on a firm-level data collection through a survey. The paper uses principal component analysis and non-parametric methods, including a post-hoc test to examine the above linkages within an original dataset of 641 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in Czech Republic and Slovakia. The results reveal that the perceived important social factors have a negative association with firm age and a positive one with firm size. Therefore, younger firms are more vulnerable to these factors as compared with their older counterparts. However, larger firms demonstrated perceived higher social factors, as compared with smaller ones. This research contributes to enriching literature by providing insights on the associations of firm characteristics and social factors for entrepreneurship in Central European context. Understanding factors which shape entrepreneurship within SME sector allows adjusting and designing policies aiming to boost entrepreneurship for certain groups of firms. © 2019, Centre of Sociological Research. All rights reserved. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1009591
utb.identifier.obdid 43880241
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85078234184
utb.identifier.wok 000510157700007
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-02T12:28:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-02T12:28:40Z
dc.description.sponsorship Internal Grant Agency of Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University [IGA/FaME/2019/002]
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Çera, Gentjan
utb.contributor.internalauthor Bélas, Jaroslav
utb.fulltext.affiliation Gentjan Çera, Jaroslav Belas, Zoltan Rozsa, Martin Cepel Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic E-mail: cera@utb.cz Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic E-mail: belas111@gmail.com Alexander Dubcek University in Trencin, Trencin, Slovak Republic E-mail: zoltan.rozsa@tnuni.sk Pan-European University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic E-mail: martin.cepel@paneurouni.com
utb.fulltext.dates Received: January, 2019 1st Revision: September, 2019 Accepted: November, 2019
utb.fulltext.sponsorship This paper was supported by the Internal Grant Agency of Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University, no. IGA/FaME/2019/002: The role of institutional environment in fostering entrepreneurship.
utb.wos.affiliation [Cera, Gentjan; Belas, Jaroslav] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic; [Rozsa, Zoltan] Alexander Dubcek Univ, Trencin, Slovakia; [Cepel, Martin] Pan European Univ, Bratislava, Slovakia
utb.scopus.affiliation Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic; Alexander Dubcek University in Trencin, Trencin, Slovakia; Pan-European University, Bratislava, Slovakia
utb.fulltext.projects IGA/FaME/2019/002
utb.identifier.jel A13
utb.identifier.jel L26
utb.identifier.jel O17
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