Research / Grant Projects

Projects in 2014

Report on Research Activities in the year 2014

Grant and Research Projects Administered by VŠM in the year 2014

In the year 2014, the VŠM administered two Slovak VEGA projects (project coordinators were assoc. prof. Dr. Ing. H. Hansenová and Professor Ing. S. Ferenčíková, PhD.), which were completed by final reports submitted in January 2015.

VŠM faculty participated in four international projects – one of which was managed by Mgr. J. Šimúth, PhD., and two by Professor S. Ferenčíková.
The list of projects and their coordinators for the year 2014 follows:

Name and number of the grant project: VEGA project no. 1/0461/12 Managerial competences in foreign and local companies in Slovakia as a source of increased competitive advantage in the era of globalized economy
Coordinating institution: VŠM
Name of the project leader: prof. Soňa Ferenčíková, PhD.
Participating institutions: Faculty of Commerce, Economic University, Bratislava
Name of the leading researcher from VŠM: prof. Soňa Ferenčíková, PhD.
Other participants from VŠM: Alena Vícenová, Denisa Hackett
Duration of the project: 2012 -2014


Name and number of the grant project: VEGA Project 1/0893/12 Knowledge in the area of export prices as applied in transport and logistics
Coordinating institution: VŠM
Name of the project leader: associate prof. Heda Hansenová
Participating institutions: KMO, University of Economics, Bratislava, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic, Department of Co-modality and Freight Logistics, Association of Logistics and Shipment of the Slovak Republic, Central European Corporate Governance Association (CECGA)
Name of the leading researcher from VŠM: associate prof. Heda Hansenová
Other participants from VŠM: deputy: Andrej Piovarči, researchers: Jozef Kelemen, Alena Vicenová, Anton Keleši, Marek Minárik, Lucia Furdová, Martin Devečka
Duration of the project: 2012 -2014

Name and number of the grant project: Cross-cultural collaboration on contemporary careers (5C),
Coordinating institutions: 38 colleges and universities from all the whole world
Names of the project leaders: Emma Perry, Michael Dickmann, Cranfield School of Management, UK; Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien, Austria
Cooperating institutions: 38 colleges and universities from Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa
Name of the leading researcher from VŠM, representing Slovakia: prof. Soňa Ferenčíková, PhD.

Other participants from VŠM: Denisa Hackett
Duration of the project: 2011 -2015

Name and number of the grant project: Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) (2011/C 233/06) - Leonardo da Vinci - Innovations Transfer, 2012 – 2014 Call for Submission of Proposals 2012 – EAC/27/11
Coordinating institution: B.I.B.S., a.s. , vysoká škola Brno
Name of the project leader: Ing. Alena Hanzelková, PhD, MBA
Participating institutions: Jonchoping International Business School, Sweden; Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic; University of Jyväskyla, Finland; Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Czech Republic; Association of the POPAI Center Europe; VŠM
Name of the researcher from VŠM: Jozef Šimúth, PhD.
Duration of the project: 2012 – 2014

Name and number of the grant project: Transfer of know-how for small and mid-size businesses
Coordinating institution: International Visegrad Fund (IVF), USAID
Name of the project leader: Aart Jan Riekhoff, Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw, Poland
Participating institutions: ICEG EC, Hungary; Economics Institute, Czech Republic; VŠM
Name of the researcher from VŠM: Jozef Šimúth, PhD.
Other participants from VŠM: Andrej Piovarči, Erik Kubička

Duration of the project:2013- 2014
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Name and number of the grant project: Emerging modes of cooperation between private sector organizations and universities (EMCOSU), Contract No. 526713-LLP-1-2012-1-SI-ERASMUS-ECUE
Institution of the coordinator: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
Name of the project leader: Dr. Samo Pavlin, University of Ljubljana
Participating institutions: VŠM; University of Groningen, Netherlands; University of Deusto, Spain; Chamber of Commerce in Poland; Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Spain
Name of the researcher from VŠM:prof. Soňa Ferenčíková, PhD.
Other participants from VŠM: Jozef Šimúth, PhD., Alena Bušíková, PhD.
Duration of the project: 2012 – 2015

Name and number of the grant project: Renewal and construction of technical infrastructure of research and development of adaptive e-learning methodology OPVaV-2013/1.1/02-SORO
Coordinating institution: VŠM
Name of the project leader: Ing. Ján Rebro, PhD.
Other participants from VŠM: VŠM’s faculty

Duration of the project: 2013-2014


Grant projects administered by other institutions with participation of VŠM’s faculty:

Name and number of the grant project: Anticipation of the needs of the Slovak labor market in the medium term up to 2025, APVV- 0541-10
Coordinating institution: Institue of Economic Research of the Slovak Academy of Science
Name of the project leader:associate prof. Dr. Ing. Menbere Workie Tiruneh, PhD.
Duration of the project: 2011 – 2014


Connections between Academic Research and Publishing Activities

In analysis of publication activities, we should emphasize the following:

- According to statistics of publications (see the attachment), the most valuable outputs in the year 2014 were chapters in scientific monographs published by foreign publishing houses (2) and published contributions to foreign scientific conferences (8).
- The most significant authors (according to the alphabet and without academic degrees) are: Ferenčíková, Hvorecký, Šestáková, Tajtáková, Workie Tiruneh.


Conferences and Workshops in 2014

The sixth conference entitled Management Challenges in the 21st century: 2014 (focus of the year 2014: “Fostering Entrepreneurship: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses as Pillars of Economic Growth”) took place on VŠM premises on April 23, 2014.
The conference’s objective was to focus academic discussion on various problematic areas of small and mid-size enterprises and possible ways to support them. Small and mid-size enterprises make essential and more-or-less stable contribution to gross domestic product in developed economies as well as in Slovakia. The conference topics included analysis of financial aspects and the main managerial and marketing issues faced by SMEs, start-ups, family enterprises and non-for-profit organizations. The objective of the conference was to create a venue for discussion of innovation and application of knowledge management and education to stimulate innovation activities in SMEs.

The conference sections included:
Key Managerial and Marketing Challenges in SMEs
Knowledge Management and Education as Stimuli of Innovation in SMEs

The accepted articles were 32 contributions by 39 authors from 24 universities and institutions from 5 countries (USA, the Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic and Russia). 27 contributions were presented during the conference. The conference proceedings are published on the VŠM website, and they are often cited by VŠM students, e.g. in online classes, which proves the importance of the proceedings in enrichment of research activities as well as the learning process.

The 10th Workshop on Knowledge Management took place on October 17-18, 2014, as a significant forum for teachers and PhD. students in the area of knowledge management. The workshop participants from 3 countries presented 24 contributions. As every year, electronic proceedings with ISBN were published.



Other Publication Activities of Faculty and Doctoral Students of VŠM

Besides the mentioned activities taking place on the VŠM premises, faculty members and doctoral students of VŠM presented 10 contributions at foreign conferences in 6 countries (Czech Republic, Macedonia, Portugal, Austria, Serbia, Spain, Italy) and 4 contributions at local conferences organized by other research institutions.

Two employees of VŠM are authors of chapters in foreign monographs. In 2014, VŠM employees also published two Slovak monographs and two college textbooks.

Research Projects of VŠM Faculty for the year 2015

Accepted projects:

Name and number of the grant project: VEGA Project no. 1/0647/15 Competition strategies of Slovak companies in foreign markets: theories, analyses and ways to intensify competitiveness
Coordinating institution: VŠM
Name of the project leader:prof. Soňa Ferenčíková, PhD.
Other participants from VŠM: Andrej Piovarči, Erik Kubička, Denisa Hackett, Martin Miller, Zuzana Melicheríková, Heda Hansenová
Duration of the project: 2015-2017

Name and number of the grant project: Outward FDI Policies in Visegrad Countries, no. 11430010
Coordinating institution: International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Name of the project leader:Mart Goetz, Institute for Western Affairs, Poznan, Polad
Participating institutions: CERS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Prague, Czech Republic
Name of the researcher from VŠM: prof. Soňa Ferenčíková, PhD.
Duration of the project: 2015

Compiled by: prof. Ing. Soňa Ferenčíková, Vice-Rector for Science and Research
April 8, 2015

                                        

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