Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Research and development

Research and Development Activity

Main Research Areas of Faculty of Management and Economics 2018 – 2019

  1. Entrepreneurship
  • Business Activities of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Social entrepreneurship


  1. Performance Management
  • Corporate and Cluster´s Performance Management and Measurement
  • Management Accounting Tools in Performance Measurement
  • Digital Transformation and Market´s Behaviour
  • Accounting Information Quality


  1. Industry 4.0
  • Process modelling for Industry 4.0


  1. Public Governance
  • Public Governance
  • Healthcare Organizations Governance


  1. Knowledge Management + Human Capital Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Labour Market



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. Main research activities are focused on the following research areas:
• Performance of enterprises, public sector institutions and regions
• Knowledge management
• Corporate social responsibility
• Management in health care.


The Faculty regularly organizes international research conferences in various research areas:
Finance and the Performance of Firms in Science, Education and Practice

This international conference is organized by the Faculty in spring every two years and provides a great opportunity for
experts from the academic world as well as representatives of companies, governmental organizations or international
institutions to meet. All accepted papers are published in the proceedings, and may later be approved for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index database (2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Conference Proceedings have been included in the Web of Science).

The Faculty of Management and Economics regularly organizes an 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 annual international conference is mainly focused on doctoral students and young researchers. The main aim
of this conference is to connect young researchers with the finest academic minds to discuss their research topics.
This conference gives a great base for finding common research topics and creation of joint research projects.
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. Further information about the Journal is available on the following
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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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