Katarína Kráľová

Alexander Dubček University in Trenčín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations, Študentská 3, 91150 Trenčín, Slovakia

2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2018 – Graz, Austria, November 8, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-13-4

Abstract

In developed economies, small and medium-sized enterprises are one of the cornerstones of the economy. They make the flexible introduction of new products, increasing innovation activities. They contribute to the expansion of the competitive environment and are an irreplaceable source of economic growth. They provide progressive solutions and contribute to the creation of new job opportunities and thus to a decrease in unemployment. What is a very important fact for today’s economies based on knowledge and innovation is the efficient use of environmental resources and the reduction of unemployment. Therefore, individual states support the creation of various SME support tools, such as the creation of business networks – clusters. In our contribution we will analyze the situation in the regions of the SR in terms of the functionality of the clusters and the benefits of these networks for small and medium enterprises and regional development.

Key words

small and medium enterprises, clusters, networks, region, regional development


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