Management Behavior and Management Innovativeness in Central and East Europe - A Comparative Study

Zlatko Nedelko , Maciej Brzozowski


The main purpose of this paper is to examine management behavior, management innovativeness and the association between management behavior and their innovativeness in selected Central and East Europe economies, namely Slovenia, Austria and Poland. The aim of the paper is twofold, to outline prevalent management behavior in frame of autocratic-democratic continuum and examine the link between prevalent management behavior and the level of management innovativeness. Results reveal that significant differences exist in management behavior and management innovativeness among Slovenian, Austrian and Poland managers. The main cognition is that management’s innovativeness is significantly driven by management behavior. Managers’ democratic behavior is positively associated with more positive attitudes towards innovativeness, with strongest impact in Slovenia, followed by Austria and Poland. The sample includes more than 600 answers from managers in three selected countries.
Author Zlatko Nedelko - University of Maribor, Slovenia
Zlatko Nedelko,,
, Maciej Brzozowski (WZ / KZS)
Maciej Brzozowski,,
- Department of Strategic Management
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Vuković Ksenija, Brčić Ruža, Klačmer Čalopa Marina (eds.): 5th South-East European (SEE) meeting & scientific conference of management departments Entrepreneurial Society: Current Trends and Future Prospects in Entrepreneurship, Organization and Management : Book of Full Papers, 2015, Faculty of Organization and Informatics Varazdin, University of Zagreb , ISBN 978-953-6071-50-0, 329 p.
Keywords in EnglishAustria, Central and East Europe, innovativeness, management behavior, Poland, Slovenia
Languageen angielski
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