Aktuálne číslo: 2/2019
ISSN 2585-9358 (online)




In developed economies, the clusters are considered as an important tool for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and increasing their competitiveness. The connection of SMEs in this form of network cooperation means for the better access to human resources, knowledge, results of research and innovation and many more. SMEs are important regional stakeholders in the cluster also in Slovakia. More than 40% of cluster stakeholders in Slovakia represents just SMEs. In this context, the main aim of this paper is to evaluate the main reasons that motivate SMEs in Slovakia for connection to clusters from point of view of human resources. We used the results of questionnaire method with a random selection of SMEs from Slovak regions. For evaluation of results, we used descriptive statistics and our hypotheses have been evaluated by means of chi-square method. Cluster cooperation can contribute to the development of SMEs in various ways. One of them is the development of human resources. It is possible to observe these issues from two points of view: from point of view of cluster as a whole and from point of view of individual enterprises (cluster stakeholders). In this paper, we try to provide some insight into this issue.


Vydanie: 2018/4     Strany: 86-93     Klasifikácia JEL: L26, O15, D22

Kľúčové slová: Cluster, competitiveness, small and medium-sized enterprises


Ing. Katarina Havierniková, PhD.
Department of Economy and Economics,
Faculty of Social and Economic Relations,
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín,
Študentská 3,
911 50 Trenčín,
e-mail: katarina.haviernikova@tnuni.sk

Ing. Monika Mynarzová, Ph.D.
Department of European Integration,
Faculty of Economics, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava
Sokolská třída 33, 7
01 21 Ostrava 1,
Czech Republic
e-mail: monika.mynarzova@vsb.cz


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