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Type of work:
Dissertation thesis
Managerial and Economical Evaluation of Microbreweries in Slovakia
State of topic:
approved (Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD. - Chairperson of Departmental Board)
Thesis supervisor:
Faculty of Economics and Management
Supervising department: Department of Management - FEM
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Academic year:2020/2021
Proposed by: doc. Ing. Radovan Savov, PhD.
Consolidation and the impact of globalization have created several global giants in the brewing sector that operate worldwide. At present, however, small craft breweries are developing alongside them, which are growing every year. This is mainly due to the wider range that these small breweries can produce and despite the higher price on the market. The volume of beer produced cannot be compared with the big giants, but from a regional point of view, small breweries can find market space and be successful. The objective of this thesis is to evaluate microbreweries in Slovakia in terms of utilized managerial principles and achieved economic results. Also, the ambition is to identify the basic differences in the management of small and large breweries with regard to the achievement of economic results per unit of production. The subject of the research are the beer production costs per liter, the realization price of liter and indicators of production profitability. From the managerial point of view, identification of these aspects will be used: strategy of individual microbreweries, evaluation of the number of employees and their qualification structure, analysis of used management styles, identification of weaknesses and strengths in the use of managerial functions of planning, organization, leading, and control. Basic methods of data collection and research will be used. At the same time, the effort will be to identify differences in the management of individual microbreweries according to selected criteria such as. the region where the microbrewery operates, the number of years on the market, the annual beer exhibition, the width of the portfolio of beer produced, the age and education of the owner Statistical methods will be used to identify statistically significant differences according to the number of microbreweries that will be involved in the research. The need to solve the problem is evident as there is no similar comparison of beer production in small and large breweries in Slovakia. There is also no detailed statistics on the production, consumption, cost and profitability of micro-breweries based on different types of beer.

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