The Potential of Dynamic Enterprises in Job Creation in Slovenian Regions

  • Riko Novak DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies, Prešernova 1, 2000 Maribor
  • Viljem Pšeničny DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies, Prešernova 1, 2000 Maribor
Keywords: dynamic enterprise, dynamic entrepreneurship, new jobs, statistical regions, potential for growth, Slovenia


Due to their above average growth, dynamic enterprises contribute significantly to general economic growth, especially in the field of job creation and the investment cycle. Therefore this article presents the potential of dynamic enterprises for the creation of jobs in selected Slovenian statistical regions. The empirical findings are divided into three different researched periods, namely for the period between 2006 and 2010, the period between 2007 and 2011, and the period between 2008 and 2012 on a population of 4,511, 4,380, and 3,725 dynamic enterprises respectively, taken from the entire national statistics database managed by AJPES (Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services) on the basis of 13 previously determined criteria. The objective of this article is twofold: In the first stage, it aims to present the dispersion of dynamic enterprises in different Slovenian regions based on a previously conducted qualitative and quantitative study, and in the second stage to show their potential for job creation. All in all, it was established that the analysed dynamic enterprises created all the net new jobs in the Slovenian national economy during the crisis (in the period between 2009 and 2012).


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