Journal of Management
vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 121-131
results of entrepreneurs’ network: case study of Slovakia
Muraa, Katarína Haviernikováb
and Renáta Machovác
- Pan-European University in Bratislava, Faculty of Economics and
Business, Department of International Entrepreneurship, Bratislava,
b- Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Faculty of Social and
Department of Economy and Economics, Trenčín, Slovak Republic
c- J. Selye University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Management,
Komárno, Slovak Republic
changes in economic development of different countries in recent
decades are influenced by processes that have modified the ways and
forms of doing business. While in the past, the emphasis was put on
size of the company, currently its participation in various forms of
network cooperation prevails. The following paper presents results of
empirical research realized between the small and medium sized
enterprises involved into entrepreneurs’ networks. Research was
conducted during the period 2014 – 2015 in a frame of scientific
research project VEGA 1/0381/13 and KEGA 001UCM-4/2016.
The main aim of paper is to propose the basic model of network
entrepreneurial cooperation in the conditions of the Slovak republic.
The novelty of this paper is to mention the main steps that should be
done by stakeholders, if they want to create successful network. The
partial aims of this paper are: the evaluation of quantitative and
qualitative conditions for networking and description of partial steps
which lead to creation of network cooperation. We used selected
quantitative methods (Localization coefficient with combination of BCG
matrix). Qualitative conditions will be evaluated through the results
of questionnaire survey, which identified the entrepreneurs’
suggestions of business for engagement into the network (by using
Pearson chi-square, Kruskal Wallis and Median Tests).
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