Miroslav Rebernik

Miroslav Rebernik
University of Maribor | UM · Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Economics

PhD

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Additional affiliations
August 1998 - present
University of Maribor
Position
  • Head of Department for Entrepreneurship and Business Economics
Description
  • Leading or taking part as a national coordinator/subcontractor in over 30 national and international projects in the period 2000 – 2015
August 1985 - present
University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Since 1985, teaching and mentoring different subjects in the area of Business Economics and Entrepreneuship.
Education
September 1986 - February 1990
University of Maribor
Field of study
  • Business Economics

Publications

Publications (96)
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V največji svetovni longitudinalni raziskavi Globalni podjetniški monitor (GEM) se že 21 let raziskujemo pomembne značilnosti podjetništva s posebnim poudarkom na najbolj zgodnjih fazah, ko se zaznavajo poslovne priložnosti in se posamezniki odločajo, ali se bodo ukvarjali s podjetništvom. GEM je bil zasnovan zato, da bi (1) meril razlike v odnosu...
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Leta 2018 je največja svetovna raziskava podjetništva Globalni podjetniški monitor – GEM zaključila svoj 20. cikel. GEM je bil zasnovan zato, da bi (1) meril razlike v odnosu do podjetništva, aktivnosti in v aspiracijah posameznikov v čim večjem številu držav, (2) odkrival dejavnike, ki spodbujajo ali ovirajo podjetniško aktivnost, še zlasti v odno...
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In the world’s largest longitudinal survey, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), we have been exploring important features of entrepreneurship for 21 years, with particular emphasis on the earliest stages when business opportunities are perceived and individuals decide whether to engage in entrepreneurship . GEM was designed to (1) measure di...
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The boo, edited by Miroslav Rebernik and Karin Širec, was published in the annual series Slovenian Entrepreneurship observatory. First part of the book, authored by Dijana Močnik, provides an in-depth insight of Slovenian business demography in 2017 compared to European Union countries. The second part of he book, authored by Katja Crnogaj and Mojc...
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The scientific monograph comprises results of the Slovenian part of the largest global research project on entrepreneurship Global Entrepreneurship Monitor – GEM, which has completed its 19th cycle in 2017. GEM was established in order to (1) measure the differences regarding the relationship towards entrepreneurship, activities and aspirations of...
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The chapter investigates entrepreneurship trends in Slovenia in the context of the entrepreneurship activity, evolution of entrepreneurship policy and the development of entrepreneurship ecosystem. The performance of companies and the entrepreneurship activity in Slovenia are lagging behind the EU average, particularly in areas such as early stage...
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The book presents the results of the largest longitudinal study of entrepreneurship in the world, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. It is based on data collected in 2016 and before, and deals with the interconnectedness of entrepreneurship and economic development. This monograph brings the results of the study of entrepreneurship in Slovenia an...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the association between social entrepreneurship education and experience in prosocial behaviour on the one hand and the perceived desirability and feasibility of social entrepreneurship among business students on the other. A sample consisting of business students was selected bearing in mind the possible im...
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The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is the world’s most comprehensive research into entrepreneurship, focusing on the interrelatedness of entrepreneurship and economic development, providing detailed insights into the world of entrepreneurship and showing the current state of affairs in individual countries. As GEM methodology is the same all...
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Establishing a company requires not only a viable opportunity, but also many other factors in the business environment, including the ability to overcome administrative barriers in regulatory and administrative systems, which is particularly important. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to analyse and compare the administrative burdens when e...
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The Danube Region Entreprenurship Observatory (DREO) is the first publication in a series of foreseen annual scientific monographs observing Danube Region entrepreneurship. It is titled »Diversity and Potential« to show many differences among studied countries as well as abundance of possibilities to improve the current entrepreneurship processes a...
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This paper develops a model of social entrepreneurial intention based on the theory of entrepreneurial event. New measurement scales are proposed for social entrepreneurial intention, perceived desirability of social entrepreneurship and perceived feasibility of social entrepreneurship. The constructs have satisfactory reliability and can be used i...
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The times of crisis call for even more careful deliberation than usual about the steps which are necessary to take in order to use the existing resources and meet the needs to the maximum degree, which is impossible to do without energetic and dynamic entrepreneurship. Harmonized data provided by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) have enabled u...
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Social entrepreneurship is a growing phenomenon, both in practice and in the scientiÞ c community. The main goal of this research is to examine speciÞ c personal characteristics that might support one's decision to pursue social entrepreneurship as a career choice. The research sample consisted of 114 students of two graduate entrepreneurship progr...
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This article aims to examine whether any causal relationships exist among different types of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth. The theory and some empirical evidence proved positive outcomes of entrepreneurial activity, but mixed evidence on the role of entrepreneurship in economic growth. For the purposes of empirical testing, a longit...
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This paper investigates creative and cultural industries in Slovenia with main aim to provide a brief overview of them. The empirical analysis based on available data displayed their importance for national economy not only because they employ more than 7% of the active workforce, but also because of their spill-over effect. Although a comprehensiv...
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While entrepreneurship research is usually focused on early-stage or established entrepreneurship, in this article we are taking a step back to earlier stages in the entrepreneurial process and focus on the opportunity identification and resources that might support it. The article provides a clearer insight into the extent of resources possessed b...
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The aim of the presentation was to introduce participants to the broad array of possibilities that provides the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research. Also, an overview of Slovenian entrepreneurship was provided as well as some information on the Slovenian Start-up Manifesto
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Purpose – The tourism sector is heavily dependent on entrepreneurship and cannot survive in the long run if it is not both sustainable and entrepreneurial at the same time; these three areas – entrepreneurship, sustainability, and tourism – are rarely linked in research and are not reflected in appropriate policy-making measures. Thus, the purpose...
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The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for the 2013 shows the significantly lower proportion of young established business owners in the 25-34 age group than the overall average. In Slovenia, it amounted to only 7% while in other countries participating in the research this percentage was between 11% and 17%. This rather worrying state is relate...
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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has been researching entrepreneurship since 1998 and its aim is to provide a consistent framework for the research of entrepreneurship, particularly because the role and the significance of entrepreneurship vary depending on the level of economic and social development. Different levels of socio-economic develo...
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This paper aims to offer a review of existing theoretical bases of the measurement and assessment of environmental creditworthiness, particularly on the level of enterprises. Its objective is also to examine the possibilities of the multi-criteria assessment of environmental creditworthiness by enterprises themselves (“internal rating”). Following...
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Modern society and its transition into the knowledge society increasingly demand more creative and entrepreneurial individuals who are capable of individual entrepreneurial activity, be it within a specific organisation or as entrepreneurs in their own company. In this book, we point to the importance of entrepreneurship in the modern society and i...
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Preface “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” Steve Jobs We watched,...
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The paper describes gender differences in entrepreneurial attitudes and activity in 8 countries of the Danube region. The research results indicate that in all the countries analyzed fewer women than men believe that promising business opportunities exist in their environment; fewer women are confident in their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge, an...
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The main goal of this book was to gather and present a description of the infrastructure of European countries in terms of preconditions for entrepreneur-ship education, followed by cases of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial behaviour, attitude and partnership with business in higher education system. In the first chapter Miroslav Rebernik and Kari...
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Modern society and its transition to a knowledge society are claiming more and more creative and entrepreneurial individuals who are capable ofautonomous action, either in the realm of an organisation or as entrepreneurs with their own businesses. The article emphasises the importance of entrepreneurship in a modern society and its attachment to th...
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The research concentrates on connections between different dimensions of entrepreneurial capacity and openness towards innovations on one side, and an individual's decision to become an entrepreneur on the other. The results show that an individual's decision to become an entrepreneur in Slovenia is significantly correlated with entrepreneurial awa...
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Family enterprises are important to many established market economies; however, little empirical research has been conducted to identify the importance and distinctiveness of family enterprises in postsocialist transition economies. Our exploratory study examines how family ownership and management influence the performance and internalization of f...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish whether succession problems in family businesses contribute to more modest growth aspirations compared to family businesses where succession solutions are gained. It aims to focus especially on transition countries, where studies on this topic are very rare. Design/methodology/approach – The main...
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Family enterprises are important to many established market economies; however, little empirical research has been conducted to identify the importance and distinctiveness of family enterprises in postsocialist transition economies. Our exploratory study examines how family ownership and management influence the performance and internalization of f...
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This paper discusses the case of the entrepreneurship programme at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Maribor, where academics, entrepreneurs, and managers have joined forces to develop effective entrepreneurship education and training that stimulates creativity and innovation among students. The underlying philosophy of the...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate the problems of managing tacit knowledge and the importance of unlearning it. As the main problem of managing tacit knowledge lies in the fact that it escapes observation and measurement, an adequate framework that would make some dimensions of tacit knowledge visible has to be developed. Design/me...
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Based on GEM data this paper explores whether significantly different growth aspirations of early stage entrepreneurs in Slovenia, compared to those in Hungary and Croatia, are also accompanied by significantly different opportunity recognition, cultural support for entrepreneurship and self-efficacy. Our results suggest that a higher degree of ale...
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This paper focuses on differences in male and female early- -stage entrepreneurship in Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia. The analysis was performed on two levels: cross-country analysis and inter-country analysis. The paper focuses on three main characteristics of early-stage entrepreneurial activity among adults: entrepre-neurial capacity, analysed t...
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In countries with a long history of entrepreneurship and market economy, significant research efforts have been devoted to family business succession. Such studies are rare in former communist countries, mainly because private enterprises were outlawed during the socialist economy era. Considering reports on the importance and complexity of success...
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The chapter describes an Information Resources Management course in a Small Business Management program at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia that is based on real world learning principle. The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge and experience to deal with information technology and systems i...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate possible opportunistic behaviour in transformational outsourcing relationship and to indicate possibilities how to avoid it. Design/methodology/approach – On the basis of literature survey authors discuss several important aspects of managing successful outsourcing relationship. Findings – Holisti...
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This paper focuses on differences in male and female early--stage entrepreneurship in Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia. The analysis was performed on two levels: cross-country analysis and inter-country analysis. The paper focuses on three main characteristics of early-stage entrepreneurial activity among adults: entrepre-neurial capacity, analysed th...
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This paper aims at describing and explaining the differences in the growth aspirations of male and female entrepreneurs in Slovenia, in particular of those who are in the early stage of their entrepreneurial activity. This paper is based on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data. Explanatory variables affecting the growth aspirations of early-stage e...
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UDK: 65.012.4-055.2 Izvorni znanstveni rad Primljeno: 30. 4. 2003. The main part of our paper presents an analysis of women's participation in the entrepreneurial process in the earliest stage – we were interested in gender differences with regard to the ability to create or start a new business. Our research is based on the Global Entrepreneurship...
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The main part of our paper presents an analysis of women’s participation in the entrepreneurial process in the earliest stage – we were interested in gender differences with regard to the ability to create or start a new business. Our research is based on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project. The results of this analysis revealed that...
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Systems thinking is the practice of holistic thinking, which can be informal or based on systems theory. Success has always depended on holistic rather than one-sided thinking. Empirical findings about the innovative society can exemplify this statement, though there seems to be no universal agreement as to what the basic attributes of systems thin...
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This paper shows how an effective business education program at the university level can be organized. The underlying philosophy of the program is that business education for students who will be employed by smaller companies which feature de-specialization of job tasks, resource poverty, and self-employment must be different from business educatio...
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The existence and development of business systems depend increasingly on its capability to keep the achieving synergy of their functioning development that presents a possible solution toward a harmonized and target oriented business. The integration processes between parts of a business system or between several business systems, lead to the quali...
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Paper displays main entrepreneurship concepts and discusses some problems of obsolescence of business economics theory. Although entrepreneurship in economic theory has a long history, the consensus about its role in the development of national economies is still not reached. the main emphasis of reforms in transitional countries had been put on pr...
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The chapter describes an Information Resources Management course in a Small Business Management program at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia that is based on real world learning principle. The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge and experience to deal with information technology and systems i...