Irena Antošová, Naďa Hazuchová, Jana Stávková
The health is defined as a state of a person’s physical, mental, and social well-being. Responsibility for health is determined not only by the healthcare system and genetic predispositions of individuals but also by one’s lifestyle and approach to achieving and keeping a good state of health (World Health Organization, 2006). Consumer behaviour concerning healthcare differs from other areas, above all because it is “a question of life and death”. Therefore, this type of decision-making tends to get significantly affected by emotions (Cazacu, 2015). Another significant difference is that consumers get healthcare products and services through a third party, most often a physician, who recommends steps to be taken and makes the decisions (Radulescu et al., 2012). Kenkel (1990) states that physicians can create or reduce demand for their services. Meeting health care needs is not always a matter of consumer choice, but other factors also play a role.
Olga Revutska, Klára Antlová
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and immediate impact on humanity and organizations worldwide. Companies were confronted with a challenging business environment and the growing importance of information and communication technologies (ICT). Entities of all sizes have been exposed to the unprecedented virus-driven need to adapt their business models to rapidly changing requirements. It is already evident that the need for speed will not be temporary – digitization, globalization, automation, analytics, and other drivers of change will also accelerate. To recover and thrive in the contemporary volatile and complex world, leaders will have to quickly adapt to the market and socio-psychological alterations. Agile methodology is not a novelty. For decades, the ICT industry has been using it to improve productivity and motivation, enhance product quality, and shorten the time to market.
Thuy Thi Diem Vo, Kristine Velasquez Tuliao, Chung-wen Chen
Ethical behaviors promote credibility among individuals, contributing to the well-being of a society. The increasing challenge among people to be openly responsible and be an exemplar of moral behavior repeatedly calls for policy proposals from both individuals and organizations. Tax attitude is viewed as one of the ethical issues that has long been a paramount concern in our society. Tax morale is considered so closely fastened to behavior to serve as an authority for action (Halla, 2012). Several studies on tax ethics examined the relationship between taxpayers and the government as well as personal attributes (e.g., Alm & Torgler, 2006). The studies of Richardson (2008) and Tsakumis et al. (2007) examined the influence of cultural values on tax behavior.
Lenka Hudáková Stašová
Identifying the optimal location for a business in a market environment depends on the quality and availability of up-to-date information on comparable businesses, maintaining the conditions of comparability, selection of indicators and the methods of analysis of the financial and economic position of the business in the space. In this paper, food retail stores are evaluated. We have focused on this type of organization, because they are also of some importance for people from smaller towns, especially villages where there is only 1 store. In the event of its closure, residents are dependent on travelling to larger cities. Doing business in food retail is not as easy as it seems. With the arrival of retail chains, there was a significant reversal in consumer purchasing behaviour. People began preferring cheaper and lower-quality food. Today, the situation has changed and a growing number of consumers also place emphasis on the quality of food sold. They pay for quality and safe food.
Ľubica Lesáková, Miroslava Vinczeová, Alena Kaščáková
The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has become an unpredictable global risk and is one of the largest global public health crises so far. At the same time, it triggers a serious economic crisis at the country and global levels and can have severe consequences for the future. The primary objective (with a view also to further economic development) must now be the protection of human health. Strict measures were and are necessary to prevent the spread of a disease that does not know any borders in today’s globally interconnected world, but which, to an unexpectedly large extent, restrict the functioning of businesses and the economy as a whole, thereby seriously disrupting many value chains. Although it is currently impossible to predict the overall economic impact of the crisis, it is already clear that it is a huge external shock manifesting itself on both the supply and demand sides.