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dc.title Perceptions of the importance of business ethics in SMEs: A comparative study of Czech and Slovak entrepreneurs en
dc.contributor.author Belás, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.author Khan, Khurram Ajaz
dc.contributor.author Maroušek, Josef
dc.contributor.author Rozsa, Zoltán
dc.relation.ispartof Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe)
dc.identifier.issn 1338-5615 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.issn 2453-7829 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2020
utb.relation.volume 10
utb.relation.issue 1-2
dc.citation.spage 96
dc.citation.epage 106
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Sciendo
dc.identifier.doi 10.2478/ebce-2020-0010
dc.relation.uri https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/ebce/10/1-2/article-p96.xml
dc.subject business ethics en
dc.subject small and medium-sized enterprises en
dc.subject Czech Republic en
dc.subject Slovakia en
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on the perception of the importance of business ethics among Czech and Slovak entrepreneurs (this includes business owners and managers) within the SME sector. The comparison is based on an analysis of the approach to business ethics according to a set of parameters, namely company size, years in business, and the gender and education of the entrepreneurs. Empirical research was conducted in 2020 on a sample set consisting of 454 respondents in the Czech Republic and 368 respondents in Slovakia. The most important outcome of the research was the finding that business ethics is considered extremely important in both countries. The research results not only revealed that just over 90% of Czech entrepreneurs and 88% of Slovak entrepreneurs within the SME sector agreed that they should take into account the moral and ethical consequences of their decisions, but that the structure of their answers was very similar. Also, of interest were the findings that women were more aware of business ethics than their male counterparts, as were those entrepreneurs who possessed a higher education over those with a secondary education. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1009944
utb.identifier.obdid 43881223
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85091410764
utb.identifier.wok 000871626500010
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-05T13:46:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-05T13:46:34Z
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.ou Center for Applied Economic Research
utb.contributor.internalauthor Belás, Jaroslav
utb.contributor.internalauthor Khan, Khurram Ajaz
utb.fulltext.affiliation Jaroslav Belás 1, Khuramm Ajaz Khan 2, Josef Maroušek 3, Zoltán Rozsa 4 1 Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Center for Applied Economic Research, Zlín (Czech Republic); belas@utb.cz 2 Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics, Zlín (Czech Republic); khan@utb.cz 3 Institute of Technology and Business, Faculty of Technology, České Budějovice (Czech Republic); marousek@mail.vstecb.cz 4 Alexander Dubček University in Trenčín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations, Trenčín (Slovak Republic); zoltan.rozsa@tnuni.sk
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utb.wos.affiliation [Belas, Jaroslav] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Ctr Appl Econ Res, Zlin, Czech Republic; [Khan, Khuramm Ajaz] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Management & Econ, Zlin, Czech Republic; [Marousek, Josef] Fac Technol, Inst Technol & Business, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; [Rozsa, Zoltan] Alexander Dubcek Univ Trencin, Fac Social & Econ Relat, Trencin, Slovakia
utb.scopus.affiliation Center for Applied Economic Research, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, ZlÃ-n, Czech Republic; Tomas Bata University in Zlín, ZlÃ-n, Czech Republic; Institute of Technology and Business, Äesk Budjovice, Czech Republic; Alexander Dubček University in Trenčín, Trenan, Slovakia
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.fulltext.ou Centre for Applied Economic Research
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