Číslo 13, ročník VII


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    E-government v České republice, právní a technologické aspekty
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta podnikatelská, 2013-03) Kodl, Jindřich
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    Koncepce úspěchuschopnosti: Konkurenceschopnost – vítězství, nebo účast v soutěži?
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta podnikatelská, 2013-03) Pirožek, Petr
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    Klasifikace a dopady inovací uvedených českými malými a středními podniky
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta podnikatelská, 2013-03) Procházka, Lukáš; Barton, Monika
    Purpose of the article: The article is focused on innovation activities that are considered a key element for future competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. As a result, various public policies supporting innovative enterprises are being presented both on European and national level. However, few of them have already contributed to higher innovative performance of small and medium-sized enterprises. One of the reasons is the unclear definition of innovations and lacking comparison of commercial performance of various types of innovations. The article intends to fill the research gap and provide additional information about innovation activities of Czech small and medium-sized enterprises, which might help not only policy-makers and scholars but also business owners and managers. At the very beginning, the article identifies key issues in current methodologies of innovation classification and provides its own solution. Based on the proposed classification and supported by a survey, it gives an overview of how Czech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) implement such innovations and how successful these innovations typically are. As a result, the article provides important insights for innovation managers in their decision-making processes. It also provides important inputs for academic research in the field of innovation management. Scientific aim: The article intends to contribute to the current scientific discussion of innovation performance of Czech SMEs. It looks at innovations from a multi-dimensional perspective and provides own methodology of their classification. Based on the data gathered within a recent survey, it discovers what type of innovations Czech SMEs typically deal with and how successful such innovations are after their launch. Methodology/methods: In order to fulfil the scientific aim, various methods were used. Based on analysis of current literature, a complex overview of current issues in innovation management was obtained. Using synthesis, own methodology of classification of innovations was presented, building on and developing other current methodology systems. Based on the own classification, empirical testing was performed within an electronic survey. Findings: The article discovers high reliance of Czech SMEs on know-how demanding innovations, especially those requiring new technologies and new knowledge. They are not only the innovations that are the most likely to be launched once an enterprise wants to achieve a long-term competitive advantage or disrupt a market. They also play an important role for enterprises trying to gain a short-term competitive advantage or to maintain their competitiveness. The results, however, show that in many cases the enterprises would be better off relying on different type of innovations not only by raising the success rate but also by saving significant R&D costs. Conclusions: The results of the survey provide important inputs for future research that should focus on raising awareness of less technologically demanding innovations in Czech small and medium-sized enterprises. As results of foreign surveys show, such innovations not only lead to a competitive advantage that is sustainable in a long-term but are also less demanding in terms of finance.
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    Hodnocení bankrotních modelů litevských společností
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta podnikatelská, 2013-03) Jurevičienė, Daiva; Bercevič, Evelina
    Purpose of the article: Is to analyze the theoretical aspects of bankruptcy, to identify reasons of company’s bankruptcy and its consequences both for the company itself and national economy. After comparison of chosen bankruptcy prediction models they were applied for five failed and five currently operating companies providing similar services. Methodology/ methods: The methods of analyses and synthesis, description and comparison were applied in the article. Linear discriminant (Liss, Taffler&Tisshaw, Springate, and Altman) and logistic regression (Zavgren, Chesser) bankruptcy prediction models have been used to enable to judge the best of them for carrier companies. Graphical visualization is used for demonstration of results. Scientific aim: Is to evaluate applicability of linear discriminant and logistic regression bankruptcy prediction models for Lithuanian carrier companies. Over the last few years the carrier industry was the fourth in Lithuania according to the number of failed firms, so, bankruptcy prediction for this industry is particularly relevant. Findings: Obtained results show that in spite that Lithuanian companies’ often use Altman model to predict possible bankrupt, Springate and Taffler&Tisshaw models are also appropriate for Lithuanian companies to predict possible failure. Unfortunately Liss, Zavgren and Chesser models are inappropriate for carrier enterprises. Conclusions: The results confirmed that three from six analyzed models are fitting to predict failure of carrier sector companies’, while three models are inadequate. Taffler&Tisshaw model is the most reliable for bankruptcy Prediction.
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    Postoje vlastníků malých a středních podniků k problematice insolvence v České republice a Slovenské republice
    (Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Fakulta podnikatelská, 2013-03) Ředinová, Hana; Paseková, Marie
    Purpose of the article: The purpose of the present paper is to determine the attitudes of owners of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Czech and Slovak Republic relating to insolvency issues in both countries. Insolvency of enterprises is for most involved a negative situation in the first moment. This negative view often means loss of business, causing a loss of income, wages and employment for workers, loss of business partners, as well as a reduction in public revenue and an increase in public spending. Of the positive view the insolvency means “clean up” the market from economically weak, possibly through certain steps starting a new and renewed business. Methodology/methods: Research is focused on the area of small and medium-sized enterprises. In this paper, the method of questionnaire survey among participants of the given segment is used, supplemented by statistical methods. The research results are evaluated and presented through a graphical representation. Scientific aim: The aim of the article is to present the attitudes of owners of small and medium-sized enterprises on the issue of insolvency of the small and medium-sized enterprises in the Czech and Slovak Republic. The main output is the interpretation of the obtained results and thus new knowledge in this area. Findings: From the research there, it was found that in the insolvency proceedings were participated more respondents from the Czech Republic, especially in the position of the creditor and the entity that gave an insolvency proposal. In the other areas, the results are from the answers of the respondents in both countries practically comparable. Conclusions: In both countries there is possible to observe a significant tendency for respondents actively solve their own problems in the area of insolvency, only less than 10% of owners will be waiting for the steps of creditors.