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Examining Financial Management Practices in the Context of Smart ICT Use: Recent Evidence from Croatian Entrepreneurs

Bisera Karanović ; PAR University College, Rijeka, Croatia
Gordana Nikolić ; PAR University College, Rijeka, Croatia
Goran Karanović ; University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 238 Kb

str. 107-123

preuzimanja: 384



Recent research demonstrates that entrepreneurs who learn contribute to lower failure
rates of their startups. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of financial management, where the entrepreneurs’ lack of skills and competencies – and their willingness to acquire them - can be a critical factor to the success of the business venture. The purpose of this paper is to examine the financial management practices among Croatian entrepreneurs in relation to budgeting, raising capital, cash flow management, and the use of ICT tools for enhanced efficiency of their businesses. The survey was conducted on a sample of 58 entrepreneurs whose answers provide valuable insight into their grasp of financial concepts in the context of smart ICT use. The ensuing analysis of the level of proficiency in combining smart tools with financial management reveals increased adoption of ICT practices for budgeting and purchasing among Croatian entrepreneurs. Additionally, the findings indicate that the entrepreneurs’ acquisition of skills and competencies for smart financial management presents a sound basis for increased overall financial sustainability of the startups.

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entrepreneurial finance, financial management, survey, smart ICT, Croatia

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