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How the business strategies of small and medium sized enterprises are affected based on their size and business focus


  • Pavlína Dalíková

    () (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice)

  • Marie Duspivová

    () (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice)


The Current global environment requires that enterprises should have a clearly determined vision and direction, which they want to head for. This paper deals with the process management of small and medium sized enterprises according to the number of employees and business focus. The aim is to analytically describe the business strategies of surveyed small and medium sized enterprises and their differences based on company size and business focus. Furthermore, to statistically analyse and compare the causal effect between strategy selection and affiliation to examined categories of small and medium sized enterprises. Statistical analysis deals with relative frequencies, graphical analysis and the Kruskal Wallis test complemented by analysis of the correlation coefficient. The results show, except in the case of analytical description of strategies within surveyed small and medium sized enterprises, findings dealing with causal effects of strategy selection between surveyed enterprises according to their business activities too. This article was supported by a grant project GAJU 039/2013/S.

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  • Pavlína Dalíková & Marie Duspivová, 2013. "How the business strategies of small and medium sized enterprises are affected based on their size and business focus," Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionales, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, vol. 16(2), pages 131-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:boh:actaub:v:16:y:2013:i:2:p:131-138

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    1. Ark, Bart van & Stuivenwold, Edwin & Ypma, Gerard, 2005. "Unit labour costs, productivity and international competitiveness," GGDC Research Memorandum 200580, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen.
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    Small and medium sized enterprises; Process management; Business Strategies; Company size; Business Focus;

    JEL classification:

    • L53 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Enterprise Policy
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation


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