Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 589-594
Published online 2016-05-04

Selected Processes in SMEs, Targeting to South Bohemia Region and Trade Sector

Monika Březinová1, Jaroslav Vrchota2

1Department of Landscape Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Branišovská 1645/31a, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2Department of Management, Faculty of Economic, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Studentská 13, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Process management plays an important role in making up the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. This issue is researched in the long term at the Economic University of South Bohemia. The paper presents a comparison of trends in the average level of functioning of core processes (selling, human resources, marketing and finance) in the South Bohemian Region MSP for 3 years in the sector of trade. The first data was obtained under the grant GAJU 068/2010/S in 2010, and the second group of data was obtained from the grant GAJU 039/2013/S and GAJU 079/2013/S in 2013. From all the chosen processes within the research sample, significant changes can be shown only in the processes of human resources management and production where improvement of functioning of the processes was achieved. In the research project were used secondary data (financial statements of SMEs, who took part in the research and primary data which were obtained primarily through quantitative methods questionnaire supplemented by qualitative method of in-depth interviews.


The paper was written with the support of the following grants: GAJU 068/2010/S Process management and the possibility of its implementation in small and medium-sized enterprises, GAJU 039/2013/S Řízení lidských zdrojů v MSP a GAJU 079/2013/S Modely řízení v MSP.


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