Ch. Mahmood Anwar
Knowledge is considered as a critical strategic resource for organizations in the contemporary knowledge-intensive economy. According to the resource based view of ﬁrms, one among other sources of ﬁrm’s competitive advantage is knowledge. Research shows that knowledge sharing is a key enabler of knowledge management (Nonaka & Takeuchi, 1995; Alavi & Leidner, 2001). Many organizations assert knowledge sharing vital to exploit core competencies and to achieve sustained competitive advantage.
Michal Karas, Mária Režňáková
According to Wu (2010), the internal causes of ﬁrm bankruptcy may be seen in insufﬁcient management skills, marketing and an inability to compete. They are reﬂ ected in company performance. For this reason, accounting data, or rather ﬁnancial ratios, are a frequent source of information for assessing the stability and viability of an enterprise.
Zuzana Virglerová, Lubor Homolka, Luboš Smrčka, Kornélia Lazányi, Tomáš Klieštik
The business activity of small and midsize enterprises plays an important role in the individual economies of the European Union. In this regard, Cumming, Johan, and Zhang (2014) and Gawel (2010) indicate that entrepreneurship has a signiﬁcantly positive impact on GDP/capita, exports/GDP, and patents per population, and a negative impact on unemployment.
Petra Marešová, Vladimír Soběslav
Dependence of economic competitiveness on ICT has been proven in the studies at enterprise level by e.g. Dedrick et al. (2003), and at macroeconomic level by e.g. Niebel (2014). All studies collectively appraise the positive inﬂuence of ICT sector development. Nowadays, employing ICT both into enterprises and state administration is a great step towards increasing productivity and therefore, economic competitiveness (Antlova et al., 2011).
Valerija Botrić, Ljiljana Božić
It is widely documented in the literature that innovators perceive business obstacles differently from non-innovators (Mohnen et al., 2008; Galia & Legros, 2004). Extant ﬁndings indicate that ﬁrms are able to surmount obstacles (Baldwin & Lin, 2002; Tourigny & Le, 2004) and efforts to understand how ﬁrms manage to innovate despite obstacles have been made (Radas & Božić, 2012). It has also been emphasized in the literature that we need to distinguish between obstacles that cause absence of innovation and those that make innovation difﬁcult (D’Este et al., 2012; D’Este, Rentocchini, & Vega-Jurado, 2015).