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In the present the deprtment members participate in these projects:

Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship: Family Values and Youth Unemployment in Europe (7.FP EU)

Time of realization: 2014 – 2018
Financing: 7. rámcový program EU ( FP7 – 613257)
Description: The multi-disciplinary CUPESSE project carries out a comparative analysis of both the demand and supply side of youth unemployment in eleven Member States of the EU and Associated Countries (i.e. Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom). These ten countries represent the main empirical scope of the project, but whenever possible, the analysis is extended to include all European countries. CUPESSE has five main objectives. The first objective is to obtain a more refined understanding of the supply side of young adults’ employment by concentrating on how the inter-generational accumulation of social capital and cultural capital in the context of family organisation influences the economic self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship of young people in Europe. The second objective is to examine how supply-side factors and demand-side factors affect the unemployment of young adults. In this context we are particularly interested in the degree to which the attitudes and skills of young adults match with employers’ demands. The third objective is to understand the implications of young adults’ unemployment in the longer term, including the effects on the unemployed individuals and on society as a whole. The fourth objective is to investigate the degree to which flexicurity policies, policies supporting business start-ups and self-employment, and policies promoting education and training platforms are embraced by the European states and to assess their impacts on young adults’ unemployment. The fifth objective of the CUPESSE project is to present ideas for new policy measures and formulate strategy for overcoming youth unemployment in Europe. To attain this goal, the project brings together theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches from four academic disciplines, namely economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Main coordinator: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Coordinator at UEP: doc. Ing. Mgr. Martin Lukeš, Ph.D.
Other participants from the Department of Entrepreneurship: Ing. Ondřej Dvouletý

European Academic Network for Open Innovation (EU COST)

Time of realization: 2013-2016
Financing: EU COST (542203-LLP-1-2013-1-FI-ERASMUS-ENW, 3200_ÚP320024)
Description: The European Academic Network for Open Innovation (OI-Net) is an EU co-financed project designed to promote cooperation on open innovation (OI) topics in European Higher Education curricula and institutes for the benefit of EU competitiveness. The aim is to facilitate European cooperation by outlining and exchanging up-to-date concepts, and good practices in open innovation and open innovation education. It will identify the needs, challenges, and obstacles of public and private sectors in the exploitation of open innovation. 52 partners from 35 countries participate in this project.
Main coordinator: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finsko
Coordinator at UEP: doc. Ing. Jitka Srpová, CSc.
Other participants from the Department of Entrepreneurship: doc. Ing. Miroslav Špaček, Ph.D.

Start-up Promotion for Entrepreneurial Resilience (SUPER)

Time of realization: 2015 – 2018
Financing: Erasmus + (2015-1-SK01-KA203-008915)
Description: SUPER will bridge the gap between education and entrepreneurship with concrete and tangible tools and training resources for both HEIs and students, addressing immediate needs and shortcomings identified at preparation and corroborated by EU policy papers. The objective is to promote entrepreneurship already at HE level by empowering HEIs to establish suitable and effective entrepreneurship support systems.Activities involve:

  1. Developing and maintaining the multilingual SUPER OER Platform
  2. Identification of Critical Success & Failure Factors of business incubation and support in HEI
  3. Developing SUPER Incubation Toolkit comprising guidelines, Best Practices, checklists, etc.
  4. Developing training material and courses in multilingual versions on entrepreneurship and business creation to be delivered to HE students, both online and face-to-face
  5. Piloting the SUPER Toolkit with HEIs and courses with student to validate their relevance and accuracy
  6. Developing guidelines for uptake and implementation of the SUPER model, toolkit and courses
Main coordinator: Comenius University in Bratislava
Coordinator at UEP: doc. Ing. Mgr. Martin Lukeš, Ph.D.
Other participants from the Department of Entrepreneurship: Ing. Michal Andera,Ing. Jan Mareš

Sustainaible Corporate Responsibility (SCR)

Time of realization: 2016 – 2017
Financing: IGA FPH VŠE
Description: Project comes out of research focusing on the Corporate Social Responsilibity (CSR) concept and adds dimensions of scale and time. Concept CSR focuses on 3P – economical responsibility, social responsibility and environmental responsibilty. On top of that the concept SCR concentrates on longterm sustainability i.e. 3P and the time dimension of responsibility. The scientific contribution of this project is based on extending well-know concept CSR about the time dimension, designing  SCR models for SMEs and big corporations.
Main coordinator: doc. Ing. Jitka Srpová, CSc.
Other participants from the Department of Entrepreneurship: Ing. Blanka Habrmanová, Ph.D., Ing. Jan Mísař, Mgr. Štěpánka Hronová, Ing. Jana Müllerová


Innovations and Their Impact on The Organizational Sustainable Growth

Time of realization: 2016-2017
Financing: IGA FPH VŠE
Desription: The imapct of innovations on sustainable growth is sometimes percieved intuitively, and the conclusions made in in this respect are many times not based on any research of high quality. The inovations are percieved mainly as the key Inovace jsou vesměs vnímány jako klíčová propulsion power for a sustainable growth of a business, however, qualitative, possibly quantitative research of this impact is still one of the scientifical objects. The aim of this project is to map and describe the impact of single types of innovations (product, process, organizational) on the sustainable growth of organization. This impact will be demostrated by selected managerial tools such as managing innovation portfolio, using knowledge workers and intelectual capital. specific organizational structure (outsourcing of selected activities), Balanced Scorecard application, business leadership and others. Typical research question is: ,,By what means can be assessed or even measured the impact of innovations on sustainable gropwth?“. The outcomes will be usefull not only for academic but also for managerial purposes.
Main coordinator: doc. Ing. Miroslav Špaček, Ph.D., MBA
Other participants from the Department of Entrepreneurship: Doc. lng. Jitka Srpová, CSc., Ing. Jan Mareš