Utilization of modern management methods with special emphasis on ISO 9000 and 14000 in contemporary Czech and Slovak companies

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Technická Univerzita v Liberci
Technical university of Liberec, Czech Republic
Extent of utilization of modern management methods (systems) in companies is important indicator of advanced and mature management. There exist dozens of modern methods focused on different branches of management as strategy, production, quality and more. Department of management and entrepreneurship on Business Administration Faculty of Silesian University in Opava conducted three rounds of questionnaire research, called “Adaptability of entrepreneurship”, where besides others, utilization of management methods in companies, as activity preventing managerial misguiding, leading into entrepreneurship failures and bad economic results, were evaluated. There were addressed these 16 methods: ISO 9000, ISO 14000, EFQM, TQM, BSC, KPI, EVA, Porter’s 5 forces, SWOT, BCG, SMART, PEST(LE), MBO, 6-sigma, Kaizen and Lean. Respondents ware further encouraged by open question to add more methods, they use. Approximately 700 valid questionnaires were collected back and evaluated during 2nd round of research in the year 2012. The data group was segmented by branches using NACE classification. There was determined what methods are most utilized with regard to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 implementation and furthermore correlation map (using SPSS software) was created, characterizing, what management methods are implemented mostly together, with potential synergic effect. Results are interpreted, discussed and compared with professional literature.
management methods, management systems, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, questionnaire research, Czech and Slovak enterprises