Pavla Staňková, Šárka Papadaki, Ján Dvorský
Economic theory suggests that consolidation of hospital ownership through the formation of multiple hospital ‘‘systems’’ should lead to improved hospital performance. The general view of system superiority follows from considerations of economies of scale, improved ﬁnancial and other administrative management, and better access to ﬁnancial capital. Still, there is little evidence demonstrating greater efﬁciency in system-afﬁliated hospitals. The majority of studies have found hospitals belonging to multiple hospital systems to be more cost than independent hospitals, raising questions regarding the social value of much of the recent growth of new inter- organizational relationships. (Carey, 2003)
Blanka Klímová, Petra Marešová
Decision-making process about the development of new products is fundamental for the growth and prosperity of any company, particularly in the fast changing medical device market (Ivlev et al., 2015). Companies must innovate to be successful but this invariably carries some risk and uncertainty. In recent years, the issue of evaluation of investment effectiveness into medical devices has been intensively solved, both at national and international level (Heintz et al., 2016) due to the growing market with medical devices (Craig et al., 2014).
Dirk Beyer, Jana Hinke
Conducting business involves a constant ﬂow of money and capital, whose renewal and expansion on the one hand and distribution and investment on the other need to be managed. Business entities are required to be able to sustainably appreciate capital invested, therefore, it is necessary to conduct analyses of the rate of return on capital invested as part of business management.
Despite voluminous literature on the entrepreneurial behavior, studies examining Czech speciﬁcs are very rare – speciﬁed below. Most of studies come from US and relatively few from Europe, namely Netherlands and Austria.
Ilona Skačkauskienė, Denisa Hrušecká, Aušra Katinienė, Martin Čepel
The 21st century is characterised by social transformations, as economic development relies on knowledge rather than labour force, natural resources or capital as before (Jankauskienė et al., 2012). Drucker (1980) and Strassmann (1989) were among the ﬁrst ones to talk about the importance of information and knowledge expressed in words – it is one of the most important and special resources which, when in use, can bring signiﬁcant beneﬁts.