Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Management of European Projects by Czech and Slovak Entrepreneurs in Bíle-Biele Karpaty Euroregion
Issue: Vol. 9, No 1, 2016
Published date: 03-2016 (print) / 03-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Lenka Smékalová
Oldřich Hájek
Josef Kubík
Milan Škarka
Keywords: cohesion policy, Czech Republic, entrepreneurs, regions, Slovakia, structural funds
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-1/5
Index PUBMS: 445e2d08-028d-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 69-85 (17)
JEL classification: H25, L53, O22, R58

The paper deals with the issue of managing structural funds in Zlínský and Trenčiansky Regions on the Czech-Slovakian border with the focus on success of targeting funds to local entrepreneurs, especially small and medium ones. An expansive dataset was used to evaluate the process and to compare it with relative advancement of the regions in terms of their economic and social development as described by the development index created by the authors and based on the regional policy of Zlínský Region. The results brought forward in this paper are somewhat ambiguous in terms of usefulness of European funding at the most disadvantaged regions, especially Trenčiansky. On the other hand, Zlínský Region, being more successful in supporting the disadvantaged areas, is still slightly less efficient in supporting smaller organizational forms of entrepreneurship. The differences between these two regions are growing even further due to significantly different amount of funds available to them.