Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology

First Advisor

Petr Pavlínek


The aim of this paper is to analyze the role of small and medium enterprises in the economy of Slovakia. The changes of 1989 brought about the changes of society and economy as well. In the period of transformation of the Slovak economy, small and medium enterprises have been often considered to be a critical element of economic revival. The study answers to what extent this expectation has been met. Legal and institutional frameworks of the small and medium enterprises development are analyzed. Popular attitudes toward entrepreneurs, views and opinions of the key representatives of entrepreneurs and state representatives are included in the paper as well. The influence of small and medium enterprises on economy of Slovakia is measured through theirs contribution to different economic indicators and analyzed here. Finally, the relationship between economic development distribution and distribution of small and medium enterprises is presented. Major findings and suggestions for improvement of the small and medium enterprises development are included at the end of this study.


A THESIS Presented to the Department of Geography and Geology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 2001 Jaroslav Kling.

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