Approaches of Czech Entrepreneurs to the Innovation in Small and Medium Entreprises


  • Petra Koudelková


Innovation, SME, Innovation in enterprises, education in innovation management


Purpose of the article: Innovation is very important aspect affecting enterprises, above all small and medium enterprises. The purpose of this article is to present results of the research of innovation and innovation thinking in enterprises in the Czech Republic. Methodology/methods: There is used a method, based on the analysis of secondary data, gotten from the economic journals and economic books and articles. It includes theoretical information about innovation in enterprises and innovation in the Czech republic. In the next step was realized primary research. There are addressed 20 companies acting in the Czech republic to make an interview, 13 of them took part in the research. In the article was used qualitative methodology and also empirical statistic method. Results are analyzed and presented using graphical methods. Scientific aim: The main scientific aim of this article is to present results of research execuded in the end of year 2012 in the Czech Republic and also offer a theoretical and practical overview of innovation in enterprises on the czech market. Findings: The analysis show thinking and behaviour of czech businessman about innovation. In the next stop is showed measure of education in innovation theory and at last not at least relationship betweeen education and successfull innovation. Conclussion: The innovation in the enterprises is a trend in the recent years. The management of innovation or applying the innovation into the enterprises has a great importance and contributes to gain the competitive advantages. For successfull implematation of innovation to the business is important employees education.

Author Biography

Petra Koudelková

Ing. Petra Koudelková Vysoké učení technické v Brně Fakulta podnikatelská Ústav management Kolejní 2906/4 612 00 Brno