PEMBKSME Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
12/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Jarmila Duháček Šebestová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Jarmila Duháček Šebestová, Ph.D.
Department of Business Economics and Management - School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: Ing. Žaneta Rylková, Ph.D.
Fri 25. 9. 11:25–13:00 B308, Fri 6. 11. 11:25–13:00 B308, Fri 27. 11. 11:25–13:00 B308
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 12/40, only registered: 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main goal of the course is to build an adequate knowledge in area of specifics of entrepreneurship in the small and medium scope within information about the legal framework and required business competencies and knowledge according different business forms. A partial objective of this course is to use case studies to encourage students for entrepreneurship activity, support their creativity in solving specific business situations in various business areas.
  • 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
    required literature
  • KORÁB, V., A. HANZELKOVÁ a M. MICHALISKO. Rodinné podnikání. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-251-1843-6. info
  • ŠEBESTOVÁ, J., WAGNEROVÁ, E. Podnikání v malé a střední firmě. Karviná: SU OPF, 2007. ISBN 80-7248-441-6. info
  • VEBER, J., SRPOVÁ, J. A KOL. Podnikání malé a střední firmy. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004. ISBN 80-247-1069-2. info
    recommended literature
  • VOJÍK, V. Specifika podnikání malých a středních podniků v tuzemsku a zahraničí. Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7357-534-2. info
  • SRPOVÁ, J. , ŘEHOŘ, V. A KOL. Základy podnikání. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-247-3339-5. info
  • COONEY, T.M., MOORE, R.A. European Cases in Entrepreneurship. Dublin: Blackhall Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1842181447. info
  • LUNDSTRÖM, A., STEVENSON, L.A. Entrepreneurship Policy. Theory and Practice. New York: Springer, 2005. ISBN 0-387-24140-X. info
  • MUGLER, J. Podnikové hospodářství malých a středních podniků I. Plzeň: ZU, 2001. ISBN 80-7082-729-7. info
Teaching methods
Interactive lecture
One-to-One tutorial
Skills demonstration
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Přednáška 12 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
(1) Compulsory active attendance in seminars (active participation at discussions, tasks and presentations) - 60 %, (2) Company project (0-30 points) and report preparation according required outline and report presentation on seminar (0-20 points), (3). The exam has a written form with the maximum of 50 points.

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Ostatní studijní zátěž103
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019.
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