Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2020, 68, 169-179

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun202068010169
Published online 2020-02-27

Identification of Interfunctional Coordination Items Important for Business Performance of SMEs

Zuzana Hübnerová1, Eva Tomášková2, Josef Bednář1

1Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2896/2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Financial Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Veveří 158/70, 611 80 Brno, Czech Republic

Received October 16, 2019
Accepted December 19, 2019

This paper provides a deeper analysis of the relationships between interfunctional coordination (IFC) and business performance (BP). IFC is studied in many fields such as marketing, management, logistics, informatics or human resources. The novelty lies in offering an original perspective on IFC and its impact on individual items of BP. The statistical analysis of the relationship between IFC and BP is based on a survey of small and medium-sized manufacturers. Sufficient models were identified by a stepwise backward procedure based on Akaike information criterion (AIC). The results show that it is possible to find a sufficient model for each item of BP. Sets of IFC items with exclusively positive or negative influence on at least two BP items were identified. These items of IFC are aimed on cooperative arrangement, expertise, leadership style, coordination activities and control. This research brings theoretical contributions and can be useful for managers.

Funding

Lucie Kaňovská contributed in the research, which was held in 60 SMEs companies producing electrical equipment and electronic components in the Czech Republic, South Moravia Region.

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