Publication detail

Internationalisation of SMEs in Czech Republic: Research project GA 402/02/0106 (work-in-progress)

ŠIMBEROVÁ, I. REŽŇÁKOVÁ, M. ZICH, R. POLLARD, D.

Original Title

Internationalisation of SMEs in Czech Republic: Research project GA 402/02/0106 (work-in-progress)

English Title

Internationalisation of SMEs in Czech Republic: Research project GA 402/02/0106 (work-in-progress)

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This article focuses on a justification of the meaning of the process of internationalisation of small and middle sized companies in the Czech Republic. We briefly outline the contemporary recognition of the growing role of SMEs in world economics before discussing the distinctive environment faced by Czech SMEs, mostly the result of the short history of SMEs in the Czech Republic. At the beginning of the economic transformation the SMEs sector did not exist at all and the number of foreign companies in the economics of the Czech Republic was insignificant. Since 1989 major changes in this sector have taken place. SMEs are considered to be the main driving power of the country s economic growth ad structural changes. The research project focuses mainly on three aspects that influence the position of Czech SMEs in the process of internationalisation and their competitiveness. The article briefly outlines the starting points on which we base our research and it focuses on a pre-research exercise carried out in 2002. In order to achieve the complexity of the process of internationalisation of SMEs it is necessary to take into consideration a longitudinal aspect and the results of this will be reported later. The results of the pilot stage of the project are reported for scientific discussion and critical response.

English abstract

This article focuses on a justification of the meaning of the process of internationalisation of small and middle sized companies in the Czech Republic. We briefly outline the contemporary recognition of the growing role of SMEs in world economics before discussing the distinctive environment faced by Czech SMEs, mostly the result of the short history of SMEs in the Czech Republic. At the beginning of the economic transformation the SMEs sector did not exist at all and the number of foreign companies in the economics of the Czech Republic was insignificant. Since 1989 major changes in this sector have taken place. SMEs are considered to be the main driving power of the country s economic growth ad structural changes. The research project focuses mainly on three aspects that influence the position of Czech SMEs in the process of internationalisation and their competitiveness. The article briefly outlines the starting points on which we base our research and it focuses on a pre-research exercise carried out in 2002. In order to achieve the complexity of the process of internationalisation of SMEs it is necessary to take into consideration a longitudinal aspect and the results of this will be reported later. The results of the pilot stage of the project are reported for scientific discussion and critical response.

Keywords

Internationalisation, research, SMEs

RIV year

2003

Released

01.01.2003

Publisher

Vaasa University, Finland

Location

VAASA

Pages from

1

Pages to

13

Pages count

13

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT13841,
  author="Iveta {Šimberová} and Mária {Režňáková} and Robert {Zich} and David John {Pollard}",
  title="Internationalisation of SMEs in Czech Republic: Research project GA 402/02/0106 (work-in-progress)",
  annote="This article focuses on a justification of the meaning of the process of internationalisation of small and middle sized companies in the Czech Republic. We briefly outline the contemporary recognition of the growing role of SMEs in world economics before discussing the distinctive environment faced by Czech SMEs, mostly the result of the short history of SMEs in the Czech Republic. At the beginning of the economic transformation the SMEs sector did not exist at all and the number of foreign companies in the economics of the Czech Republic was insignificant. Since 1989 major changes in this sector have taken place. SMEs are considered to be the main driving power of the country s economic growth ad structural changes. The research project focuses mainly on three aspects that influence the position of Czech SMEs in the process of internationalisation and their competitiveness. The article briefly outlines the starting points on which we base our research and it focuses on a pre-research exercise carried out in 2002. In order to achieve the complexity of the process of internationalisation of SMEs it is necessary to take into consideration a longitudinal aspect and the results of this will be reported later. The results of the pilot stage of the project are reported for scientific discussion and critical response.",
  address="Vaasa University, Finland",
  booktitle="7th Vaasa Conference on International Business",
  chapter="13841",
  edition="Vaasa University",
  institution="Vaasa University, Finland",
  year="2003",
  month="january",
  pages="1--13",
  publisher="Vaasa University, Finland",
  type="conference paper"
}