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Jan Dvorsky (), Zora Petrakova () and Jiri Polach ()
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Jan Dvorsky: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics, Department of Business Administration Zlín, Czech Republic
Zora Petrakova: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Institute for Forensic Engineering, Slovak Republic
Jiri Polach: Institute of Entrepreneurship and Marketing, University of Entrepreneurship and Law, Czech Republic

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge, 2019, vol. 7, issue 2, 30-40

Abstract: The market, economic and financial risks are the most important risks, which determine the quality and performance of small and medium sizes enterprises. The main objective of the article is to evaluate the most important sources of market, economic and financial risk between Slovak and Czech SMEs according gender and size of enterprise. The questionnaires of 895 entrepreneurs were collected and prepare on evaluating in the year 2018. The statistical hypotheses were accepted through the mathematical method as is Z-score. The gender of entrepreneur and size of enterprises between Slovak and Czech entrepreneurs is a significant factor of evaluating the sources of economic risk, as is development of the tax and insurance burden; weak availability of the financial resources (loans, foundations); development of the interest rates; growing prices of all types of energy. According to the evaluation of entrepreneurs, the intensity of sources of economic risk in Slovak business environment is higher than in Czech business environment.

Date: 2019
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