The internalization of SMEs operating in the engineering industry
The importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the national economies of EU countries has been always growing. For these reasons, the increasing attention is paid to small and mediumsized enterprises also in the Czech economy. The paper is focused on the globalization of small and medium enterprises, in particular, identifying the key success factors of small and medium-sized businesses that operate in the engineering industry. For the purpose of fulﬁ lling the objective of the article, the level of success of SMEs in foreign markets is established with the aggregate indicator of success. Subsequently the results of the primary research among the Czech engineering companies are presented, based on this research the factors aﬀ ecting the success of these entities of engineering industry in foreign markets are deﬁ ned.
|Date of creation:||2012|
|Publication status:||Published in Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis ISSN 1211-851.LX(2012): pp. 279-284|
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