Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 1763-1773
Published online 2016-10-31

Social-economic Dimension of Globalisation and Income Inequality

Daniela Špirková1, Beata Stehlíková2, Mária Zúbková2

1Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Institute of Management, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Vazovova 5,812 43 Bratislava, Slovakia

Globalization is a broad concept casually used to describe a variety of phenomena of countries. However, there is no universally accepted definition and neither standard measurement for globalization nor social dimension of globalization. Many attempts have been made to measure globalization. Authors introduce single indices – economic and social globalization index and index for progress in reducing income inequality as fuzzy membership functions. Authors analyse the dependence of the new indices. Authors create clusters of similar EU countries in the view of these two indices with the help of fuzzy c‑cluster analysis. The result is two clusters of states – original EU countries, newly associated and four states – Greece, Portugal, Slovenia a Malta turned out as not decided.


This paper was supported by The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Prague, Czech Republic: LD – COST CZ, project: LD15065 titled Gender dimension of active ageing implementation in the Czech private and public sector in comparison with western countries.


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