Marian Holienka

Marian Holienka
Comenius University Bratislava · Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

PhD

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The issue of the relationship between financial literacy and entrepreneurship is still not a fully explored research area. On the one hand, there are common views that financial literacy and education in finance are necessary in every individual's life, and that an insufficient level of financial literacy may result in erroneous economic decisions....
Technical Report
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs including the selfemployed) account for 90% of businesses globally and provide 70% of employment worldwide. These businesses, typically entrepreneur led, are threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning that millions of jobs are at risk. This report presents insights from a global study conducted during the...
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The main objective of the scientific monograph is to determine the key characteristics, trends in entrepreneurial development at the national and regional level, as well as the entrepreneurial environment in Slovakia and Bratislava ecosystem.
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This research aims to investigate how combinations of factors lead to the entrepreneurial intention and propensity of engineering university students. The study proposes the application of a configuration approach (Qualitative Comparative Analysis) with a sample of 10,008 engineering students from 43 universities in 10 European countries. The findi...
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Home-based businesses (HBBs) account for a considerable proportion of entrepreneurial activity worldwide. Among Europe’s new and established entrepreneurs, almost 45% operate their business activities primarily from home. Moreover, this option is most frequently chosen among youth and senior entrepreneurs. To better understand this phenomenon also...
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The publication presents the findings on student entrepreneurship in Slovakia based on GUESSS 2018 study. It is written in Slovak language, with Executive summary available in English, too.
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The main objective of this scientific monograph, Entrepreneurship in Slovakia: Activity, Environment and Selected Types of Entrepreneurship is to provide an overview of the current state of solo entrepreneurship, family-based entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in theory and research as a basis for analyzing their state in Slovakia, based on dyna...
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Purpose: Nowadays, majority of attention in entrepreneurship education is still devoted to business students. However, they are quite far from being the most enterprising, showing greatest business appetite or having the domain substance to build their businesses upon. Thus, we call for a shift of this paradigm. In this paper, we support this sugge...
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Sports and entrepreneurship have several common attributes. Therefore, when focusing on entrepreneurship among university students, sports students deserve special attention. The main aim of our exploratory study was to examine personality traits, enterprising tendencies and entrepreneurial propensity of sports students. Our study was based on data...
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Promoting entrepreneurship has become an important policy strategy in Europe in the hope to stimulate the crisis-shaken economy. In this paper, we caution against undue expectations. Using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for 17 European countries, we find that a considerable proportion of the new entrepreneurs have started a business...
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The main aim of the paper is to point out the differences in entrepreneurial environment institutional frameworks between the Visegrad four countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary—V4) and Finland. The comparison of institutions affecting entrepreneurship was based on creation and analysis of institutional profiles comprising of...
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Independent economic regulation is one of the key preconditions to establish rules of the game enabling and encouraging efficient and fair business. Problematic independence, leading to unfair, unpredictable and politically influenced regulatory decisions, increases costs of compliance with such institutional framework, which negatively influences...
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This book is structured as a scientific monograph with an aim to provide a comprehensive overview of student entrepreneurship in Slovakia. The empirical part is built on the results of the GUESSS 2016 study, analyzing the student entrepreneurship in the country in the international comparison. The book is written in Slovak language, but it includes...
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The main goal of the monograph is to provide comprehensive characteristic of the entrepreneurial status of women, youth, seniors and migrants in Slovakia.
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This monograph is a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016 national report for Slovakia.
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Entrepreneurial intention is the first step in entrepreneurial process. It is seen as one of the strongest predictors of entrepreneurial behavior. Measurement of key factors that influence entrepreneurial intention is still great challenge for researchers. The aim of this paper is both to analyse the significance of selected individual-level factor...
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Entrepreneurship as one of the potential career paths is an actual phenomenon among university students all around the world. However, as shown by recent GUESSS (Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey) findings, the action-intention patterns are rather varied. While a bunch of students already start their businesses (="doers"), f...
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In this chapter the main trends in entrepreneurial dynamics and development of entrepreneurial environment in Slovakia over the last 5 years are analyzed. Generally, entrepreneurship in Slovakia is characterized by relatively high levels of entrepreneurial activity throughout all its types and phases of the entrepreneurial process. However, the ove...
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The aim of our paper is to find out what drives student entrepreneurs in Visegrad (V4) countries (i.e. the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in their business activities. Our analysis is built on 2016 data from GUESSS project – an extensive academic study on student entrepreneurship, and our main sample comprises of 15,971 V4 university st...
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Purpose: Age in entrepreneurship research is one of the key variables which is extensively studied from different perspectives. One of the newest trends in entrepreneurship related to the age of population is “intergenerational entrepreneurship”. The key to the success of this concept lies in a thorough research of the differences and similarities...
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This publication is a scientific monograph focusing on the three types of entrepreneurial activity in Slovakia in comparison to CEE countries and the Europe in general, based on the GEM 2015 data.
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The aim of our paper is to investigate for drivers of women involvement in entrepreneurial activities in Visegrad countries (i.e. Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland). We employ Global Entrepreneurship Monitor individual level data for three consecutive years 2011–2013 (altogether 12 892 respondents), execute logistic regression analysis a...
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The intellectual capital has been stressed to play a crucial role in determining firm performance in current knowledge economies. Theoretical works as well as several empirical studies have declared its importance as a value creation driver. The aim of our study is to challenge these paradigms in the context of SMEs in Slovakia. Therefore, we exami...
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Objective: The aim of our paper is to analyse the entrepreneurial activity drivers of youth and young adults in Visegrad countries, considering the opportunity/necessity motivation dichotomy. Research Design & Methods: We employ the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data for young individuals (18 to 34 years) from V4 countries for years 2011 to 2013....
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The aim of our paper is to analyze the quantitative aspects of entrepreneurial activity among female population, and to investigate for drivers of women involvement in early-stage entrepreneurial activities in Visegrad countries (i.e. Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland). We employ Global Entrepreneurship Monitor national and individual le...
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Entrepreneurial environment is a phenomenon that substantially influences quantity and quality of entrepreneurial activity in an economy. In order to create favorable conditions where individuals and groups of individuals can flourish their entrepreneurial efforts, policy makers need to know the absolute as well as comparative strengths and weaknes...
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Scientific monograph focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial activity and environment in Slovakia http://znalosti.sk/GEM_2014/kniha.html#1
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Coworking spaces are a phenomenon that has recently emerged as one of the means of supporting entrepreneurship ecosystem. This flexible model of work finds its application mainly in the business of individuals and small start-up companies. The aim of this article is to map the coworking spaces in Slovakia, in terms of an overview of coworking space...
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The aim of our article is to examine the entrepreneurial characteristics of university students in diff erent disciplines, and to develop implications and recommendations for entrepreneurship education programing according to the observed diff erences. The main research question is to identify whether students from diff erent selected disciplines e...
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To obtain competitive advantage in nowadays Europe, it is crucial for organizations, especially small and medium sized enterprises, to utilize knowledge efficiently and to enhance their innovation potential. Since organizations are now dependent on knowledge of their employees and other stakeholders, it is essential to learn to find ways to promote...
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Even the most sophisticated system is dysfunctional when it does not communicate with people and their environment.
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The recent economic crisis has caused a significant discontinuity in the world of business. Companies and researchers are constantly trying to understand the key drivers that caused significant impact on companies’ performance and how to challenge them in the future. One still insufficiently covered research issue is the role that intellectual capi...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze the entrepreneurial potential and qualitative as well as quantitative aspects of youth entrepreneurship in Slovakia. In order to do so, we employ the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data from year 2013 and analyze the selected main indicators of entrepreneurial attitudes and activity among youth (aged 18 to 24) a...
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The aim of study is to examine and compare the enterprising tendencies of management and psychology students. The main research question is to identify whether university students in these two fields of study differ in their enterprising tendencies and, if so, what are the differences and common attributes. In order to answer this research question...
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The aim of our paper is to describe possible approaches to measure the overall level of intrapreneurship as well as the level of its particular attributes at company level. Our overview is based on empirical works of researchers from the field of entrepreneurship, management, organizational behaviour and psychology. We have studied these works and...
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This paper studies the relationship between senior entrepreneurship propensity (entrepreneurship of the elderly) and national entrepreneurial context, in the European countries that exhibit either high or low levels of senior entrepreneurship. We focus on European countries that participated in Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) in 2013. We use...
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The recent economic crisis has caused a significant discontinuity in the world of business. Companies and researchers are constantly trying to understand the key drivers that caused significant impact on companies performance and how to challenge them in future. One still not sufficiently covered research issue is the role that intellectual capital...
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Entrepreneurship in Slovakia: activity, inclusivity, environment Monograph on Entrepreneurship in Slovakia 2013 Executive summary in english available in the pdf.
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A B S T R A C T Objective: The main goal of our paper is to analyse business restarts in Visegrad countries on an individual level and to identify key drivers of restart activity from among perceptual variables. Research Design & Methods: The analysis is based on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data. We employ descriptive statistics to analyse the...
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Entrepreneurship education plays important role in both equipping the students with skills and knowledge necessary to start-up or run a business and entrepreneurial mindset as well as in affecting their attitudes towards entrepreneurship and overall entrepreneurial propensity. However, there are several inputs that challenge this educational proces...
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Intellectual capital, which incorporates skills and knowledge at all levels of an organization, has become the most important economic resource and is replacing financial and physical capitals as the most important capital in the new economy. Uniqueness, and hence the possibility of a longer validity of chosen competitive strategy lies within the i...
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The phenomenon of business restart, also referred to as second chance, proved to be an integral part of entrepreneurial dynamics. Considering the high level of individual entrepreneurial activity (14.2% in 2011, 10.2% in 2012) accompanied with high discontinuance rate in Slovakia (7.0% in 2011, 4.7% in 2012) ¹ , it is important to further investiga...
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This paper studies the effect of innovative entrepreneurship on the expected job creation within central European countries. We use an innovation scoring model to determine the innovation activity of entrepreneurs in central European countries: Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia, and compare the expected job creation of innovative and non-innov...
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Monograph on Entrepreneurship in Slovakia 2012 Executive summary in english available in the pdf.
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The aim of this paper is to summarize the evaluation of entrepreneurial environment in Slovakia by the selected most important initiatives and to look for the common patterns they show in assessing its state and development. In particular, the selected initiatives are the World Bank's and IFC's Doing Business report, World Economic Forum's Global C...
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Business restart is an essential part of entrepreneurial activity. The ability of discontinued entrepreneurs to restart their business activity is determined by their individual attitudes and aspirations, as well as by environmental conditions. Insight on business restart in Slovakia can be provided by GEM, world’s greatest study on entrepreneurial...
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Monograph on Entrepreneurship in Slovakia 2011 Executive summary in english available in the pdf.

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Entrepreneurship has multiple determinants. They range from history, through institutions, to local government policies. Although the research on entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in modern economy and finance, the factors responsible for new businesses formation are still under debate. The background for this discussion very often is created by features describing the historical experiences and unique local and regional conditions. Moreover, the role of local government policies in entrepreneurship support is still not sufficiently recognized. Therefore, there is still scope for analysing entrepreneurship form regional perspective, especially in post-communist countries. We look for contributions that investigate how local government policies, history and institutions shaping entrepreneurial activity in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with special emphasis on Poland, Slovak Republic and Estonia. We look for contributions that investigate how institutions, institutional heritage, knowledge, innovation activities, and entrepreneurship are interconnected shaping regional development in post-communist countries of Eastern Europe. Particularly interesting questions are: • How history, institutions, and innovations determine entrepreneurship in CEE? • What are the differences in tools available for local government in process of entrepreneurship supporting across CEE? • Which policies for entrepreneurship support provided by local government are the most successful? • What are the regional cultural traits, values and traditions conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship? • What is the role of migration (both regional and cross-countries) in the persistence of innovation and entrepreneurship? • What is the role of regional corruption and more generally quality of government as a crucial factor in entrepreneurship and innovation in CEE? • What is different about innovation and entrepreneurship performance of regions after institutional shocks, including the end of the Soviet-type regime, and other historical disruptions in general? Is there the effect of the (still longer) historical knowledge base on entrepreneurship? • What determines the level of persistence of entrepreneurial activities over longer periods of time? How can persistence of entrepreneurship be explained? The project „International Science Exploration Event 2019” has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the contract 532/P-DUN/2019 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated to the activities of disseminating science.
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GUESSS is one of the largest entrepreneurship research projects in the world. Its main focus are students' entrepreneurial intentions and activities. Other topics of interest are, for instance, nascent entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial teams, founder social identity, and family firm succession. Data is collected globally every 2 years. The main goal is to significantly advance research and practice on entrepreneurship in general. Further information can be found on the GUESSS Website: http://www.guesssurvey.org/