The Degree of Czech Companies´ Internationalization
European Business & Management
Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2015, Pages: 7-13
Received: Apr. 15, 2015; Accepted: May 5, 2015; Published: May 9, 2015
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Sarka Zapletalova, Department of Economics, Moravian University College Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Abstract
The issue of the degree of company internationalization has become in recent decades the focus of much research. As there is no universally applicable measurement concept, most researches face the difficult task of bringing research questions, measurement concepts and data availability into line. This paper includes theoretical as well as methodological considerations concerning the measurement of the internationalization degree of Czech companies. The companies included in the study are those that have undertaken internationalization activities and are incorporated in the Czech Republic. The research has been carried out with the help of a corpus of 297 enterprises. The research method was an oral questioning and the main instrument was a questionnaire. The measuring the degree of internationalization of Czech companies was based on available data which are, in the case of Czech companies, very limited. This study reveals the fact that the degree of internationalization of Czech companies is generally relatively low, but slightly higher for large companies than for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Keywords
Internationalization Degree, Individual Indicators, Composite Indicators, Regional Diversification, Cultural Cluster, Cultural Distance, Geographical Distance, Internationalization
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Sarka Zapletalova, The Degree of Czech Companies´ Internationalization, European Business & Management. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, pp. 7-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ebm.20150101.12
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