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).
Mihaela Simionescu, Yuriy Bilan, Luboš Smrčka, Zuzana Vincúrová
Even if most immigrants come from nonEU states, the EU membership is often considered as the UK’s perceived migration issue. Immigration is an actual problem in the UK and one of the main causes of Brexit. The debate regarding the immigrants issue is mostly referred to less developed countries from Central and Eastern Europe which joined the EU the latest. Some Britons considered that immigrants exerted high pressure on public services.
Marko Kukanja, Doris Gomezelj Omerzel, Boris Bukovec
In the highly competitive restaurant industry, satisfying guests should be the critical objective of all businesses that wish to prosper and encourage repeat purchases. However, ensuring proper quality in restaurants is limited by a number of industry-speciﬁc factors, including volatile demand, small businesses, intense competition, the wide range of food and beverage products offered, the inseparability of production and consumption, intangibility of services, labour-intensive production, the importance of employees’ attitude towards guests and many other factors that signiﬁcantly affect the level of overall service quality.
Anuţa Buiga, Roxana Stegerean, Alexandru Chiş, Dorina Lazăr
During the last decades, the tourism industry from Central and Eastern European countries has gained an increasing importance. Because of the diversity of businesses and activities inside this sector, the tourism can be considered an effective engine for emerging sectors and for economy. Furthermore, due to its diverse, beautiful nature and valuable historical and cultural inheritance we consider that the tourism sector has growth potential, high efﬁciency and thus, opportunities for signiﬁcant contributions both to national GDP and added value.
Krzysztof Firlej, Dariusz Żmija
Knowledge management is presently of speciﬁc interest to economists dealing with corporate governance, as over the last four decades they have noted a lack of inﬂuence of the traditional factors of competitive advantage due to the growing impact of global processes, diffusion of innovation and the widespread uptake of modern technologies in production processes. Information and knowledge, which are elementary resources for the blossoming of societies functioning on a modern basis, their economies, and most of all companies, are increasingly important for development.