Received: 2018-12-10  |  Accepted: 2019-04-18  |  Published: 2019-06-30

Title

Are the motivational preferences of employees working in small enterprises in Slovakia changing in time?


Abstract

Small and medium-sized enterprises constitute a significant part of Slovakia's economy with the greatest potential for growth and the impact on economic stabilization and balanced development of the regions. The employee motivation has a major impact on the performance of employees working in these businesses. Research focused on the exploration of employee motivational preferences was conducted in all regions of Slovakia in 2017 and 2018. The sociological survey method was used through anonymous questionnaires. Overall, 2,646 respondents participated in the research. Based on the research results, it can be stated, that motivational preferences of employees working in small enterprises in Slovakia are changing over time. These are primarily motivational factors relating to the social needs and financial motivational factors.


Keywords

employee motivation, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Slovakia


JEL classifications

J24 , M12 , O15


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/308


DOI


Pages

1618-1635


Funding

This research was supported by the project, which has received funding from VEGA 1/0024/17 Computational model of motivation. This research was supported by the project APVV 16-0297 Updating of anthropometric database of Slovak population, and VEGA 1/0320/17 Economic and social context of European 20/20/20 targets from the viewpoint of economy low-energy houses.

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Authors

Lorincová, Silvia
Technical University in Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia https://www.tuzvo.sk
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Hitka, Miloš
Technical University in Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia https://www.tuzvo.sk
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Bajzíková, Ľubica
Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia https://uniba.sk
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Weberová, Dagmar
Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic https://www.utb.cz
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

6


Number

4


Issue date

June 2019


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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