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Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
1847-9375
Pierwsze wydanie
19 Sep 2012
Częstotliwość wydawania
2 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

Wyszukiwanie

Tom 8 (2017): Zeszyt 2 (September 2017)

Informacje o czasopiśmie
Format
Czasopismo
eISSN
1847-9375
Pierwsze wydanie
19 Sep 2012
Częstotliwość wydawania
2 razy w roku
Języki
Angielski

Wyszukiwanie

10 Artykułów

Research Articles

Otwarty dostęp

The Regression Analysis of Individual Financial Performance: Evidence from Croatia

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 1 - 13

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: A large body of empirical literature indicates that gender and financial literacy are significant determinants of individual financial performance.

Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to recognize the impact of the variable financial literacy and the variable gender on the variation of the financial performance using the regression analysis.

Methods/Approach: The survey was conducted using the systematically chosen random sample of Croatian financial consumers. The cross section linear regression model is estimated in order to assess how gender as a dummy variable and financial literacy as an ordinal categorical variable impact financial performance.

Results: The results indicate that the average value of financial performance for men is higher than the average value of financial performance for women at the same financial literacy level. Furthermore, a higher level of financially literacy is related to a higher level of financial performance.

Conclusions: Both gender and financial literacy have a statistically significant impact on individual financial performance. Increasing financial literacy and understanding gender differences in terms of financial literacy and financial well-being should be of interest to financial educators in their struggles to improve financial situation of citizens and for educators to create financial education programs intended for men and women.

Słowa kluczowe

  • financial literacy
  • financial performance
  • gender
  • regression analysis

JEL Classification

  • C30
  • C83
  • J16
  • I22
Otwarty dostęp

Motivation and Satisfaction of Employees in the Workplace

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 14 - 25

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: The aging of the European population is a demographic trend reflected in the ever-growing number of older employees. This paper introduces the importance of motivation and satisfaction in the workplace among age diverse employees in Slovenian companies.

Objectives: The goal is to investigate the differences between the motivation and satisfaction of employees from different age groups in the workplace.

Methods/Approach: The paper is based on research including a survey of two age groups of employees in Slovenia. We employed the Mann-Whitney U test to verify differences in the motivation and satisfaction in the workplace between the two groups.

Results: Older employees are more motivated by flexibility in the workplace; autonomy at work; good interpersonal relationships in the workplace; the possibility of working at their own pace; respect among employees; equal treatment of employees regardless of their age. They are more satisfied with interpersonal relationships in the company; their work; working hours and the distribution of work obligations; and facilitation of the self-regulation of the speed of work performed.

Conclusions: Motivation and satisfaction change as individuals age. Using this information, managers and employers can apply appropriate measures to contribute to employees’ well-being and better workplace performance, better working relationships with colleagues, higher productivity, and greater creativity.

Słowa kluczowe

  • motivation
  • satisfaction
  • employees
  • human resource management

JEL Classification

  • J24
Otwarty dostęp

Are Publicly Available Online Businesses Lists Appropriate to be used as Sampling Frames in Croatian Business Surveys?

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 26 - 39

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: In order to conduct a probability business survey, a high quality sampling frame of enterprises is needed.

Objectives: The goal of the paper is to investigate publicly available online businesses lists which can be used as sampling frames in business surveys in Croatia and to find out whether they have a satisfactory quality level.

Methods/Approach: Publicly available businesses lists in Croatia are examined and their appropriateness for use in different modes of data collection as business sampling frames is inspected. The advantages and disadvantages of businesses lists are discussed and compared.

Results: Overall 11 online businesses lists are considered as business sampling frames in the paper. The comparison analysis has shown that businesses lists from the government institutions are the best choice when business surveys are conducted face-to-face, by mail and/or by telephone. However, none of the observed businesses lists is good enough to be used in a business web survey.

Conclusions: The research has shown that the publicly available online businesses lists are of a satisfactory level of quality only if traditional data collection modes are used. Unfortunately, they are not appropriate in business web surveys. Therefore, the development of a business register in Croatia is a prerequisite for conducting probability and representative business web surveys in the future.

Słowa kluczowe

  • business register
  • business survey
  • Croatia
  • mode of data collection
  • population coverage
  • sampling frame

JEL Classification

  • C83
Otwarty dostęp

The Impact of Reputation on Corporate Financial Performance: Median Regression Approach

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 40 - 58

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: In recent years, reputation has become an important risk concern for companies around the world. Deloitte Global Survey highlights the reputation risk as the top strategic business risk in 2014. This is also proven by a research conducted by AON Global Risk Management Survey in 2015 and Allianz Risk Barometer Survey in 2016 which finds a loss of reputation as one of the biggest risks for business executives. Furthermore, the importance of reputation is confirmed by the fact that reputation accounts for more than 25 percent of a company’s market value and the total market capitalization of the S&P500 companies.

Objectives: To investigates the relationship between corporate reputation and financial performance.

Methods/Approach: The survey of the paper was conducted in 2015 in Croatia. The questionnaire for assessing corporate reputation contained three reputational dimensions: products and services, corporate integrity, and organizational performance while the financial dimensions contained indicators of EVA, ROCE, ROA, ROE and the financial stability coefficient. Hierarchical regression methods were applied in the analysis.

Results: This research leads to the conclusion that some dimensions of corporate reputation can be important predictors of financial performance.

Conclusions: Results of the research could be a valid motivation for business executives to consider reputation risk as a critical issue of corporate business strategy.

Słowa kluczowe

  • business ethics
  • corporate reputation
  • financial performance
  • hierarchical regression
  • reputation risk

JEL Classification

  • M
Otwarty dostęp

Presence of Banks on Social Networks in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 59 - 70

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Social networks allow real-time interaction that enhances a bank’s ability to respond to customers in a timely, intuitive and personalized manner. By using social networks, banks can improve the understanding of their clients and bank’s products they need. Also, banks can enhance relations with clients and strengthen their brand through raising client loyalty.

Objectives: The paper explores and analyses the current presence of banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina on social networks.

Methods/Approach: The paper studies the presence of 24 banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina on social networks and analyses the basic characteristics of profiles/pages of the banks on the most popular social networks.

Results: A half of the banks have their profiles/pages on different social networks (mostly on Facebook and YouTube). They use the profiles/pages mainly for content marketing, i.e. for presenting their business operations. Unfortunately, banks do not encourage interaction with clients, except through likes.

Conclusions: The analysis does not show that banks have a systematized and planned appearance on social networks. There is a plenty of room for improvement, and it is necessary primarily to address the interaction between clients and banks through social networks.

Słowa kluczowe

  • bank
  • social network
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

JEL Classification

  • D83
  • G21
  • L86
Otwarty dostęp

Process-Based Information Systems Development: Taking Advantage of a Component-Based Infrastructure

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 71 - 83

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Owing to the highly competitive business environment in which contemporary organizations have to operate, a quick and effective way of developing and maintaining information systems is of utmost importance to their success. Obviously, the computerized information systems that support the everyday operations and management of organizations play a critical role in their competitiveness. For that reason, nowadays, more than ever, information systems have to be quickly developed, rapidly reconfigured, and easily maintained.

Objectives: We aim to define a technological infrastructure, accompanied by a set of methodological development requirements, which might help to fulfil those needs.

Methods/Approach: In this work, we followed a Design Science Research (DSR) approach.

Results: We propose a specific IT infrastructure, inspired by the concept of a business process and using the functionalities provided by collaborative and workflow technologies, which allows the development of distributed IT solutions, Process-Based Information Systems (PBIS), in a component-based fashion. In the context of PBIS, we also propose a set of development requirements.

Conclusions: We claim that Process-Based Information Systems allow organizations to evolve quickly and smoothly in face of changing business requirements, facilitating the integration of existing and future IT artefacts, while simplifying the overall development and maintenance effort of information systems.

Słowa kluczowe

  • business process
  • BPMS
  • workflow technology
  • collaborative applications

JEL Classification

  • O33
Otwarty dostęp

Best Value Approach (BVA): Enhancing Value Creation in Construction Projects

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 84 - 100

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Research has revealed an inadequate understanding of the owners’ and users’ strategic objectives and a lack of methodology for translating these objectives into functional buildings. Fulfilment of owners’ and users’ objectives is fundamental in creating value through a project. Management and design processes can be decisive in achieving the desired objectives. Hence, knowledge about what creates value applied into a management framework will enable higher value creation.

Objectives: Providing a framework to enhance value creation in projects by addressing: i) what means and principles should be considered in the front end of a project to secure value creation?; and ii) how can these principles be structured in a framework to maximize the project’s value creation?

Methods/Approach: A literature study, two questionnaires, a focus group workshop, 8 interviews, and two case studies.

Results: Fulfilment and alignment of users’ needs and owners’ strategies combined with innovative thinking is required for value creation. Challenges and obstacles for value creation are identified, and a framework is suggested.

Conclusions: The framework suggests principles that contribute to value creation in each phase of a project. Implementing this methodology will help decision makers towards a better understanding of the objectives and translating them to functional solutions.

Słowa kluczowe

  • value creation
  • conceptual framework
  • value management
  • construction project management
  • life cycle thinking

JEL Classification

  • L74
Otwarty dostęp

Case Study in Interdisciplinary Scientific Communication: A Decade of the INDECS Journal

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 101 - 114

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Interdisciplinary scientific areas regularly develop unique methodologies, yet utilise the conventional communication modes to disseminate results of their researches.

Objectives: This paper analyses whether a novel, interdisciplinary communication mode can be found in a gradually developing interdisciplinary journal.

Methods/Approach: The content of the journal was categorised based on the characteristics attributed to the published papers. Statistical tests were performed to check for the overlapping categories.

Results: A number of indicators, related to papers or to their authors, are introduced and quantified.

Conclusions: Methodology utilised and data collected serve, on the one hand, as a referent set for treating the content of other interdisciplinary or disciplinary scientific journals, and, on the other hand, as a set for comparison and extraction of universalities or specificities of the journals. Fluctuations accompanying a gradual rise of the considered journal content prevent a definite answer to the question whether there are some emerging interdisciplinary communication novelties.

Słowa kluczowe

  • interdisciplinary journal
  • communication
  • text mining

JEL Classification

  • D83

Case Study

Otwarty dostęp

Digitalisation of Enterprises Brings New Opportunities to Traditional Management Control

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 115 - 125

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Advanced information systems have changed the way managers work with planning and performance measurement. Traditional management control concepts such as efficiency have changed in meaning due to these information systems.

Objectives: The main purpose behind this paper is to try to understand how a new managerial context is shaped and re-shaped by new information systems that constitute a digital enterprise.

Methods/Approach: Three different cases are presented and analysed.

Results: The new managerial function of advanced information systems is presented through the three cases.

Conclusions: The digitalisation debate and agenda need to develop an even deeper understanding of how digital initiatives affect organisations. This is possible by dealing with concepts such as the digital enterprise, which integrates digital technical solutions with organisational challenges and management control intent.

Słowa kluczowe

  • information systems
  • management control
  • digital enterprise

JEL Classification

  • M15

Research Paper

Otwarty dostęp

International Experience in Upper Echelon Theory: Literature Review

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 126 - 142

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: The international experience of top managers is an evolving research within the upper echelon theory; therefore this literature review summarizes everything made so far.

Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to provide a literature review of international experience within the theory of the upper echelons.

Methods/Approach: We reviewed the literature from the beginning of the theory formation and tried to understand the direction in which it develops, particularly in the context of international experience. We conducted a bibliometric analysis in order to understand the research area better.

Results: We have found that 38 papers were published in 25 different journals by 72 authors. We have concluded that the area of research is very narrow and that most of the research is concentrated on finding out the impact of demographic characteristics and international experience of top managers on internationalization strategy mostly with MNC-s.

Conclusions: After two decades of international experience in the upper echelon theory there is a significant possibility of uniformity of the theory but only if researchers are able to prove equal results among different countries.

Słowa kluczowe

  • upper echelon theory
  • international experience
  • demographic characteristics
  • content analysis
  • top management team

JEL Classification

  • F23
  • M16
10 Artykułów

Research Articles

Otwarty dostęp

The Regression Analysis of Individual Financial Performance: Evidence from Croatia

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 1 - 13

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: A large body of empirical literature indicates that gender and financial literacy are significant determinants of individual financial performance.

Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to recognize the impact of the variable financial literacy and the variable gender on the variation of the financial performance using the regression analysis.

Methods/Approach: The survey was conducted using the systematically chosen random sample of Croatian financial consumers. The cross section linear regression model is estimated in order to assess how gender as a dummy variable and financial literacy as an ordinal categorical variable impact financial performance.

Results: The results indicate that the average value of financial performance for men is higher than the average value of financial performance for women at the same financial literacy level. Furthermore, a higher level of financially literacy is related to a higher level of financial performance.

Conclusions: Both gender and financial literacy have a statistically significant impact on individual financial performance. Increasing financial literacy and understanding gender differences in terms of financial literacy and financial well-being should be of interest to financial educators in their struggles to improve financial situation of citizens and for educators to create financial education programs intended for men and women.

Słowa kluczowe

  • financial literacy
  • financial performance
  • gender
  • regression analysis

JEL Classification

  • C30
  • C83
  • J16
  • I22
Otwarty dostęp

Motivation and Satisfaction of Employees in the Workplace

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 14 - 25

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: The aging of the European population is a demographic trend reflected in the ever-growing number of older employees. This paper introduces the importance of motivation and satisfaction in the workplace among age diverse employees in Slovenian companies.

Objectives: The goal is to investigate the differences between the motivation and satisfaction of employees from different age groups in the workplace.

Methods/Approach: The paper is based on research including a survey of two age groups of employees in Slovenia. We employed the Mann-Whitney U test to verify differences in the motivation and satisfaction in the workplace between the two groups.

Results: Older employees are more motivated by flexibility in the workplace; autonomy at work; good interpersonal relationships in the workplace; the possibility of working at their own pace; respect among employees; equal treatment of employees regardless of their age. They are more satisfied with interpersonal relationships in the company; their work; working hours and the distribution of work obligations; and facilitation of the self-regulation of the speed of work performed.

Conclusions: Motivation and satisfaction change as individuals age. Using this information, managers and employers can apply appropriate measures to contribute to employees’ well-being and better workplace performance, better working relationships with colleagues, higher productivity, and greater creativity.

Słowa kluczowe

  • motivation
  • satisfaction
  • employees
  • human resource management

JEL Classification

  • J24
Otwarty dostęp

Are Publicly Available Online Businesses Lists Appropriate to be used as Sampling Frames in Croatian Business Surveys?

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 26 - 39

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: In order to conduct a probability business survey, a high quality sampling frame of enterprises is needed.

Objectives: The goal of the paper is to investigate publicly available online businesses lists which can be used as sampling frames in business surveys in Croatia and to find out whether they have a satisfactory quality level.

Methods/Approach: Publicly available businesses lists in Croatia are examined and their appropriateness for use in different modes of data collection as business sampling frames is inspected. The advantages and disadvantages of businesses lists are discussed and compared.

Results: Overall 11 online businesses lists are considered as business sampling frames in the paper. The comparison analysis has shown that businesses lists from the government institutions are the best choice when business surveys are conducted face-to-face, by mail and/or by telephone. However, none of the observed businesses lists is good enough to be used in a business web survey.

Conclusions: The research has shown that the publicly available online businesses lists are of a satisfactory level of quality only if traditional data collection modes are used. Unfortunately, they are not appropriate in business web surveys. Therefore, the development of a business register in Croatia is a prerequisite for conducting probability and representative business web surveys in the future.

Słowa kluczowe

  • business register
  • business survey
  • Croatia
  • mode of data collection
  • population coverage
  • sampling frame

JEL Classification

  • C83
Otwarty dostęp

The Impact of Reputation on Corporate Financial Performance: Median Regression Approach

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 40 - 58

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: In recent years, reputation has become an important risk concern for companies around the world. Deloitte Global Survey highlights the reputation risk as the top strategic business risk in 2014. This is also proven by a research conducted by AON Global Risk Management Survey in 2015 and Allianz Risk Barometer Survey in 2016 which finds a loss of reputation as one of the biggest risks for business executives. Furthermore, the importance of reputation is confirmed by the fact that reputation accounts for more than 25 percent of a company’s market value and the total market capitalization of the S&P500 companies.

Objectives: To investigates the relationship between corporate reputation and financial performance.

Methods/Approach: The survey of the paper was conducted in 2015 in Croatia. The questionnaire for assessing corporate reputation contained three reputational dimensions: products and services, corporate integrity, and organizational performance while the financial dimensions contained indicators of EVA, ROCE, ROA, ROE and the financial stability coefficient. Hierarchical regression methods were applied in the analysis.

Results: This research leads to the conclusion that some dimensions of corporate reputation can be important predictors of financial performance.

Conclusions: Results of the research could be a valid motivation for business executives to consider reputation risk as a critical issue of corporate business strategy.

Słowa kluczowe

  • business ethics
  • corporate reputation
  • financial performance
  • hierarchical regression
  • reputation risk

JEL Classification

  • M
Otwarty dostęp

Presence of Banks on Social Networks in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 59 - 70

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Social networks allow real-time interaction that enhances a bank’s ability to respond to customers in a timely, intuitive and personalized manner. By using social networks, banks can improve the understanding of their clients and bank’s products they need. Also, banks can enhance relations with clients and strengthen their brand through raising client loyalty.

Objectives: The paper explores and analyses the current presence of banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina on social networks.

Methods/Approach: The paper studies the presence of 24 banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina on social networks and analyses the basic characteristics of profiles/pages of the banks on the most popular social networks.

Results: A half of the banks have their profiles/pages on different social networks (mostly on Facebook and YouTube). They use the profiles/pages mainly for content marketing, i.e. for presenting their business operations. Unfortunately, banks do not encourage interaction with clients, except through likes.

Conclusions: The analysis does not show that banks have a systematized and planned appearance on social networks. There is a plenty of room for improvement, and it is necessary primarily to address the interaction between clients and banks through social networks.

Słowa kluczowe

  • bank
  • social network
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

JEL Classification

  • D83
  • G21
  • L86
Otwarty dostęp

Process-Based Information Systems Development: Taking Advantage of a Component-Based Infrastructure

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 71 - 83

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Owing to the highly competitive business environment in which contemporary organizations have to operate, a quick and effective way of developing and maintaining information systems is of utmost importance to their success. Obviously, the computerized information systems that support the everyday operations and management of organizations play a critical role in their competitiveness. For that reason, nowadays, more than ever, information systems have to be quickly developed, rapidly reconfigured, and easily maintained.

Objectives: We aim to define a technological infrastructure, accompanied by a set of methodological development requirements, which might help to fulfil those needs.

Methods/Approach: In this work, we followed a Design Science Research (DSR) approach.

Results: We propose a specific IT infrastructure, inspired by the concept of a business process and using the functionalities provided by collaborative and workflow technologies, which allows the development of distributed IT solutions, Process-Based Information Systems (PBIS), in a component-based fashion. In the context of PBIS, we also propose a set of development requirements.

Conclusions: We claim that Process-Based Information Systems allow organizations to evolve quickly and smoothly in face of changing business requirements, facilitating the integration of existing and future IT artefacts, while simplifying the overall development and maintenance effort of information systems.

Słowa kluczowe

  • business process
  • BPMS
  • workflow technology
  • collaborative applications

JEL Classification

  • O33
Otwarty dostęp

Best Value Approach (BVA): Enhancing Value Creation in Construction Projects

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 84 - 100

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Research has revealed an inadequate understanding of the owners’ and users’ strategic objectives and a lack of methodology for translating these objectives into functional buildings. Fulfilment of owners’ and users’ objectives is fundamental in creating value through a project. Management and design processes can be decisive in achieving the desired objectives. Hence, knowledge about what creates value applied into a management framework will enable higher value creation.

Objectives: Providing a framework to enhance value creation in projects by addressing: i) what means and principles should be considered in the front end of a project to secure value creation?; and ii) how can these principles be structured in a framework to maximize the project’s value creation?

Methods/Approach: A literature study, two questionnaires, a focus group workshop, 8 interviews, and two case studies.

Results: Fulfilment and alignment of users’ needs and owners’ strategies combined with innovative thinking is required for value creation. Challenges and obstacles for value creation are identified, and a framework is suggested.

Conclusions: The framework suggests principles that contribute to value creation in each phase of a project. Implementing this methodology will help decision makers towards a better understanding of the objectives and translating them to functional solutions.

Słowa kluczowe

  • value creation
  • conceptual framework
  • value management
  • construction project management
  • life cycle thinking

JEL Classification

  • L74
Otwarty dostęp

Case Study in Interdisciplinary Scientific Communication: A Decade of the INDECS Journal

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 101 - 114

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Interdisciplinary scientific areas regularly develop unique methodologies, yet utilise the conventional communication modes to disseminate results of their researches.

Objectives: This paper analyses whether a novel, interdisciplinary communication mode can be found in a gradually developing interdisciplinary journal.

Methods/Approach: The content of the journal was categorised based on the characteristics attributed to the published papers. Statistical tests were performed to check for the overlapping categories.

Results: A number of indicators, related to papers or to their authors, are introduced and quantified.

Conclusions: Methodology utilised and data collected serve, on the one hand, as a referent set for treating the content of other interdisciplinary or disciplinary scientific journals, and, on the other hand, as a set for comparison and extraction of universalities or specificities of the journals. Fluctuations accompanying a gradual rise of the considered journal content prevent a definite answer to the question whether there are some emerging interdisciplinary communication novelties.

Słowa kluczowe

  • interdisciplinary journal
  • communication
  • text mining

JEL Classification

  • D83

Case Study

Otwarty dostęp

Digitalisation of Enterprises Brings New Opportunities to Traditional Management Control

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 115 - 125

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: Advanced information systems have changed the way managers work with planning and performance measurement. Traditional management control concepts such as efficiency have changed in meaning due to these information systems.

Objectives: The main purpose behind this paper is to try to understand how a new managerial context is shaped and re-shaped by new information systems that constitute a digital enterprise.

Methods/Approach: Three different cases are presented and analysed.

Results: The new managerial function of advanced information systems is presented through the three cases.

Conclusions: The digitalisation debate and agenda need to develop an even deeper understanding of how digital initiatives affect organisations. This is possible by dealing with concepts such as the digital enterprise, which integrates digital technical solutions with organisational challenges and management control intent.

Słowa kluczowe

  • information systems
  • management control
  • digital enterprise

JEL Classification

  • M15

Research Paper

Otwarty dostęp

International Experience in Upper Echelon Theory: Literature Review

Data publikacji: 25 Oct 2017
Zakres stron: 126 - 142

Abstrakt

Abstract

Background: The international experience of top managers is an evolving research within the upper echelon theory; therefore this literature review summarizes everything made so far.

Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to provide a literature review of international experience within the theory of the upper echelons.

Methods/Approach: We reviewed the literature from the beginning of the theory formation and tried to understand the direction in which it develops, particularly in the context of international experience. We conducted a bibliometric analysis in order to understand the research area better.

Results: We have found that 38 papers were published in 25 different journals by 72 authors. We have concluded that the area of research is very narrow and that most of the research is concentrated on finding out the impact of demographic characteristics and international experience of top managers on internationalization strategy mostly with MNC-s.

Conclusions: After two decades of international experience in the upper echelon theory there is a significant possibility of uniformity of the theory but only if researchers are able to prove equal results among different countries.

Słowa kluczowe

  • upper echelon theory
  • international experience
  • demographic characteristics
  • content analysis
  • top management team

JEL Classification

  • F23
  • M16

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