• Ján Dvorský Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics, Department of Enterprise Economics, Zlín
  • Zora Petráková Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Bratislava
  • Martina Jurigová Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Bratislava
Keywords: Students, characteristics of entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic


The aim of this article is to compare the assessment of significance of personality characteristics of entrepreneurs in the Czech and Slovak Republic as well as the tendency of students to start entrepreneurships after graduating from university. The research sample consisted of 409 students from 14 universities studying business in the last year in the Czech Republic and 568 students from 8 universities studying in the Slovak Republic. In order to meet the paper’s aim, statistical hypotheses were formulated and validated using the Z-score method. One result is that students working in universities in the Slovak Republic are more interested that Czech students in doing business within three years after finishing their studies, unless unexpected circumstances happen in their families. More than 75% of the addressed students at the Slovak university considered endurance, expertise, responsibility and risk awareness as the most important qualities of an entrepreneur. More than 60% of Czech students have the same opinion. There are significant differences in opinions of the students from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.


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