Course: Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship

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Course title Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship
Course code PEM/BPSME
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • ŠEBESTOVÁ Jarmila, Ing. Ph.D.
  • RYLKOVÁ Žaneta, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Course structure 1. Introduction. Basic terms. Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, sources for starting business. 2. History of entrepreneurship. Definition of small businesses, typology and classification. 3. The support of small and medium sized entrepreneurship (SME), legal framework for support, supporting organizations. 4. Management in small businesses, life cycle of a small company, factors of 5. The family firm and Leadership. The role of family business in SME sector 6. Women Entrepreneurship. Gender issues. 7. Entrepreneurship in Services 8. Social Entrepreneurship 9. The use of the networks in the entrepreneurship of Small and Medium sized enterprises 10.Financial management in SMEs 11. Crisis management in SMEs 12. Personnel policy and its specifics in SMEs 13. Case studies

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 76 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • BURNS, P. Entrepreneurship and Small Business. Hampshire UK: Palgrave Publisher Ltd., 2001. ISBN 0-333-91474-0.
  • COONEY, T.M., MOORE, R.A. European Cases in Entrepreneurship. Dublin: Blackhall Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1842181447.
  • KORÁB, V., A. HANZELKOVÁ a M. MICHALISKO. Rodinné podnikání. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-1843-6.
  • LUNDSTRÖM, A., STEVENSON, L.A. Entrepreneurship Policy. Theory and Practice. New York: Springer, 2005. ISBN 0-387-24140-X.
  • MUGLER, J. Podnikové hospodářství malých a středních podniků I.. Plzeň: ZU, 2001. ISBN 80-7082-729-7.
  • SRPOVÁ, J. , ŘEHOŘ, V. A KOL. Základy podnikání.. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-247-3339-5.
  • ŠEBESTOVÁ, J., WAGNEROVÁ, E. Podnikání v malé a střední firmě. Karviná: SU OPF, 2007. ISBN 80-7248-441-6.
  • VEBER, J., SRPOVÁ, J. A KOL. Podnikání malé a střední firmy. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004. ISBN 80-247-1069-2.
  • VOJÍK, V. Specifika podnikání malých a středních podniků v tuzemsku a zahraničí. Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7357-534-2.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
School of Business Administration in Karvina Business Economics and Management (15) Economy 3 Winter