Restructuring processes are continuous in market economies. Technological progress, diffusion of innovations results in market disruptions and convergences. The latter create new markets and value networks, impact the scope and scale of consumption and related businesses changing the nature of competition and market dynamics. Such evolution affects all sectors of economic systems including processes of integration and globalization, causing enterprises to restructure in order to maintain or strengthen their market position.
Aldona Glińska-Neweś, Agata Sudolska, Arkadiusz Karwacki, Joanna Górka
Nowadays it is more and more frequently emphasized that organization’s ability to innovate is an explanatory factor in determining its competitiveness. It refers to the fact that contemporary organizations act under permanent pressure of economic, technological, political and social changes. Taking into account such an unstable environment, the issue that becomes signiﬁcant is enhancing organizational capacity to respond to external changes with some novel products, processes, ideas etc. (Nonaka & Takeuchi, 1995; Bessant, Lamming, Noke, & Philips, 2005; Bessant & Tidd, 2007; Ellonen, Blomqvist, & Puumalainen, 2008; Pietrzak & Łapińska, 2015).
Viera Marková, Petra Lesníková, Alena Kaščáková, Miroslava Vinczeová
The signiﬁcance of the business sustainability concept has been increasing not only abroad where it has been pursued by professionals as well as the general public for a longer time, but also here in Slovakia. It has evolved from the understood universal concept of sustainable development centred on bringing solutions to global problems and issues. It is mainly concerned with the use of limited natural resources, environmental exploitation, a ﬁght against poverty, society polarization, etc. In a more comprehensive understanding, it involves the change and replacement of current production and consumption models with future, more sustainable ones. Looking at the complex and sectional issues of sustainable development, a positive relationship with the business sector can be observed.
Pavlína Hejduková, Lucie Kureková
Healthcare systems have been providing clients with services of an increasingly higher quality thanks to many positive developments in healthcare, primarily the high level of expertise of healthcare personnel, improvements in technology, and speedier approaches to treating illnesses. However, the healthcare system has struggled with other various negative aspects: inappropriate structuring, poor management, or ineffective ﬁnancing. In light of these negative aspects and the support and development of the positive, these systems should be managed properly and their performance should be evaluated (Hejduková & Kureková, 2016b).
Ivan Jáč, Marie Vondráčková
Investment attractiveness reﬂects how interesting the relevant territory, area or region is to businesses. The set of factors inﬂuencing the level of investment attractiveness includes both ﬁxed factors (geographic location, deposits of iron ore or large waterways), and factors manageable from the state policy viewpoint (education of the population, investment incentive policies, labour costs and the taxation rate). There are many indicators showing the strengths and weaknesses of a country and its economy, and whether the business environment is suitable for investors or if the business environment is risky and problematic.