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Entrepreneurship in small and medium-sized enterprises: Comparative study between Slovakia and Poland for the years 2001-2007

Ubrežiová, Iveta and Wach, Krzysztof and Horváthová, Jarmila (2008): Entrepreneurship in small and medium-sized enterprises: Comparative study between Slovakia and Poland for the years 2001-2007. Published in: Agricultural Economics - Czech , Vol. 54, No. 8 (2008): pp. 358-366.

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Abstract

The main attention of the submitted paper is devoted to the comparison of development of entrepreneurship in Slovak and Polish small and medium – sized enterprise sector. The conditions for blooming entrepreneurship are created in a national economy. Especially the role of SMEs in transition economy, both countries Slovakia and Poland, has impact on SMEs. Entrepreneurship of small and medium-sized enterprises, is extended in the whole Slovakia. From the viewpoint of regional structure most of enterprises are located in Bratislavsky region (30.4%), Košicky region (11.8%), Žilinsky region (10.1%) and Trenčiansky region (10.1%). On the other hand, the least of enterprises were registered in Nitriansky region (8.9%), Trnavsky region (9.2%) and Banskobystricky region (9.6%). Small and medium entrepreneurship is diverse throughout Poland. The average small and medium entrepreneurship ratio is 44.5, while the highest is in Mazowieckie Region 55.2, and the lowest in Podkarpackie Region 30. The supporting system for private entrepreneurship in both countries, Slovakia and Poland, is very similar and the entrepreneurs are satisfied with offer and help.

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