SMEs’ Sharing of Relevant Best Practice

By Jena Švarcová.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper reports the results of the research project “We Work Smarter” being conducted in the Czech Republic which deals with the priorities for HRD in SMEs and the process of collecting of relevant best practice and its subsequent transfer. SMEs seek either to develop new knowledge themselves or more likely to transfer, adapt and implement new knowledge from outside sources to increase competitiveness. Tomas Bata University in Zlín Czech Republic research tested both the willingness of the Czech SMEs to share their best practice and the preferences of employees to implement new knowledge gained through access to relevant best practice in two forms - short video case study or structured Card that shows the particular problem of the firm and her successful solving the problem. The project team succeeded in making 100 video case studies and collecting almost 900 structured Cards of best practice from SMEs. The results of the project entitle the author to make the research conclusions presented in this paper and focused on the problem of sharing free knowledge of SMEs in a competitive environment.

Keywords: Best Practice, Knowledge, SMEs

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.65-78. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.314MB).

Dr. Jena Švarcová

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University, Zlín, Czech Republic


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