Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Research and development

Research and Development Activity

The Faculty lays great emphasis on research activities carried out in close cooperation with enterprises and institutions within the region and worldwide.

Our faculty participates in a number of research projects funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020), the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, the European Social Fund, the University Development Fund and many more. Moreover, international scientific cooperation in research projects is one of the major priorities of the Faculty, too.

The FaME is a unique place, where the finest academic minds can discuss their thoughts and the current trends in their spheres of expertise and also interact with the professionals from different business spheres of expertise and with students.

The Faculty regularly organizes international research conferences in various research areas:

  • Finance and the Performance of Firms in Science, Education and Practice
  • Economics, Management and Finance EMF
  • International Conference on Finance and Economics in cooperation with Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam.
  • International Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers.

The Faculty publishes a scientific periodical – Journal of Competitiveness – that offers results of basic and applied economic research of domestic and international authors in the English language. The journal concentrates on the fields of competitiveness of individual companies, clusters of companies, regions or national economics from different points of view. Articles focused on microeconomics, management, marketing, personnel, financial management as well as problems of national economy and regions or other economic subjects connected with competitiveness are welcome. The Journal of Competitiveness has been indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index® (SSCI) of Web of Science™ with IF: 4.725. Further information about the Journal is available on the following webpage –

The Faculty organizes the annual SVOČ competition (Competition for the Best Student Research and Professional Work) to give students an opportunity to explore the world of scientific research in order to enable them to develop innovative ideas in the sphere of economics and business. Furthermore, projects aimed at monitoring the performance of talented students and working with them have recently been implemented at the Faculty.


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