SECTORS AND ENTERPRISES

The transition of the Croatian economy into a market economy in the last thirty years has involved changes within sectors and enterprises. For enterprises, the transition meant a higher level of competitiveness against peer companies on the local and international markets, as well as accepting new business practices which led to their restructuring. For sectors, the transition meant strengthening market competition within sectors and changing the legal framework and regulations in sectors with domineering market players in order to boost market competition.

As a result of liberalization of the Croatian market, in the last twenty or more years, enterprises have become of smaller average size in all sectors. Consequently, small and medium-sized enterprises predominate on the Croatian market, accounting for over 99 percent of all enterprises. In terms of sectors, the researchers at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb have mostly focused on the manufacturing industry, transport and energy sector. Particularly interesting for our researchers is the manufacturing industry, where their focus has been mainly directed at analyzing the efficiency of enterprises and their business strategies. The energy sector and trade have been analyzed to a large extent in the context of their liberalization. In addition to these topics, our researchers have explored the internationalization of SME business operations, primarily of those enterprises with high growth rates on the local and international markets.

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WOS PAPERS (CC)

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  1. Spatio – temporal determinants of structural and productive transformation of regions in Central and East European Countries Stojčić, Nebojša, Ivan-Damir Anić and Zoran Aralica, 2019, Economic systems, 43(3-4), pp. 1-12.
  2. Do firms in clusters perform better? Lessons from wood-processing industries in new EU member states Stojčić, Nebojša, Ivan-Damir Anić and Zoran Aralica, 2019, Forest Policy and Economics, paper published online October 31 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2019.102043
  3. The development of competitiveness clusters in Croatia: a survey-based analysis Anić, Ivan-Damir, Nicoletta Corrocher, Andrea Morrison and Zoran Aralica, 2019, European planning studies, 27(11), pp. 2227-2247.
  4. Impact assessment of entrepreneurial zones on local economic outcome Jurlina Alibegović, Dubravka, Ivana Rašić Bakarić and Sunčana Slijepčević, 2019, Economic Research - Ekonomska istraživanja, 32(1), pp. 3112-3127.
  5. Bidding against the odds? The impact evaluation of grants for young micro and small firms during the recession Srhoj, Stjepan, Bruno Škrinjarić and Sonja Radas, 2019, Small Business Economics, paper published online June 11 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00200-6
  6. Sources of export growth and development of manufacturing industry: empirical evidence from Croatia Buturac, Goran, Davor Mikulić and Petra Palić, 2019, Economic Research- Ekonomska istraživanja, 32(1), pp. 101-127.
  7. Export Competitiveness of the Croatian Food Industry Buturac,Goran, Željko Lovrinčević and Davor Mikulić, 2018, Argumenta Oeconomica, 41(2), pp. 135-155.
  8. Sectoral linkages of taxes: An input-output analysis of the Croatian economy Hodžić, Sabina, Damira Keček and Davor Mikulić, 2018, Ekonomický Časopis, 66(6), pp. 598–620 
  9. (De)industrialization and lessons for industrial policy in Central and Eastern Europe Stojčić, Nebojša and Zoran Aralica, 2018, Post-Communist Economies, 30(6), pp. 713-734.
  10. Sources of productivity differentials in manufacturing in post-transition urban South-East Europe Post-Communist Economies Bačić, Katarina, Ivana Rašić Bakarić and Sunčana Slijepčević, 2018, Post-Communist Economies, 30(4), pp. 526-548.
  11. International competitiveness and restructuring of the Croatian food industry Buturac, Goran, Željko Lovrinčević and Davor Mikulić, 2017, Acta Oeconomica, 67 (3), pp. 435–462.
  12. Transport infrastructure construction in Croatia: an analysis of public-private partnerships Grubišić Šeba, Mihaela, 2015, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 15 (2), pp. 1–34.
  13. Export performance of the Croatian wood industry and its contribution to the overall Croatian economy Lovrinčević, Željko, Goran Buturac and Davor Mikulić, 2015, Forest Products Journal, 65 (3-4), pp. 159–165.
  14. Economic aspects of sin industry in Croatia Lovrinčević, Željko, Davor Mikulić and Ante Orlović, 2015, Društvena istraživanja: časopis za opća društvena pitanja, 24 (2), pp. 175–196.
  15. Export competitiveness of Croatian textile industry – CMS analysis and importance for economy Buturac, Goran, Željko Lovrinčević and Davor Mikulić, 2014, Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon, 24 (2), pp. 158–168.
  16. The impact of forestry and wood industry on Croatian economy Lovrinčević, Željko and Davor Mikulić, 2014, Šumarski list, 138 (11-12), pp. 551–562.
  17. The recent health reform in Croatia: true reforms or just a fundraising exercise? Švaljek, Sandra, 2014, Health Policy, 115 (1), pp. 36–43.
  18. Assessment of creditworthiness of crafts in Croatia Aralica, Zoran and Tomislav Budimir, 2013, Ekonomska istraživanja (Economic Research), special issue 2013, pp. 133–150.
  19. Research and development activity as a growth factor of foreign owned SMEs in selected Central and Eastern European countries Aralica, Zoran, Domagoj Račić and Denis Redžepagić, 2008, Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci: časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu, 26 (2), pp. 279–300.
  20. Comparative advantages and export competitiveness of the Croatian manufacturing industry Buturac, Goran, 2008, Ekonomska istraživanja (Economic Research), 21 (2), pp. 47–59.

Other papers

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  1. Entrepreneurship in post-communist countries : new drivers towards a market economy Ateljević, Jovo i Jelena Budak (ur.), 2018. Cham : Springer.
  2. The competitiveness clusters in Croatia Anić, Ivan-Damir, Katarina Bačić and Zoran Aralica, 2018, Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 69(5), pp. 571-593.
  3. Institutions, and firms' performances in transition countries : the case of the selected CESEE countries Aralica, Zoran, Tonći Svilokos and Katarina Bačić, 2018, The South East European journal of economics and business, 13(1), pp. 68-80.
  4. Perspective on development of food and beverage industry in the international environment : The case of Croatia Buturac, Goran, 2018, Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 69(2), pp. 131-162.
  5. Youth and entrepreneurial intentions in four South-East European countries Rajh, Edo, Tamara Jovanov Apasieva, Jelena Budak, Jovo Ateljević, Ljupčo Davčev and Kosovka Ognjenović, 2018,  International Review of Entrepreneurship, 18(3), pp. 355-382.
  6. Creativity, innovations and firm's preformance in a emerging transition economy Stojčić, Nebojša, Iraj Hashi and Zoran Aralica, 2018, Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 69(3), pp. 203-228.
  7. Structural characteristics of manufacturing industry in Croatia Prester, Jasna and Ivana Rašić Bakarić, 2017, Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista, 68(4), pp. 341-383.
  8. Trends in Croatian manufacturing – what about servitization? : Survey results from 2015. with trends till 2018. Prester, Jasna, Iztok Palčić, Božidar Matijević, Ivan Kumić and Ivana Rašić Bakarić, 2017. Zagreb : Faculty of economics and business, Zagreb.
  9. Financing preferences of European SMEs Grubišić Šeba, Mihaela, 2016. In J. Ateljević i J. Trivić (Eds.), Economic development and entrepreneurship in transition economies : issues, obstacles and perspectives, pp. 185-204. New York: Springer
  10. Is creative economy in Croatia a myth or reality? Some evidence on the impact of creativity on regional economic growth Stojčić, Nebojša, Katarina Bačić and Zoran Aralica, 2016, Croatian Economic Survey, 18 (2), pp. 113138.
  11. Analysing a bottom up methodology for developing communal biogas plants in Croatia Đukan, Mak and Zoran Aralica, 2015, Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 3 (4), pp. 359–371.
  12. Combating fiscal constraints for PPP development Grubišić Šeba, Mihaela, Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović and Sunčana Slijepčević, 2014, Managerial Finance, 40 (11), pp. 1112–1130.
  13. Stylized facts on productivity growth: evidence from firm-level data in Croatia Iootty Mariana, Paulo Correa, Sonja Radas and Bruno Škrinjarić, 2014, Policy Research Working Paper, 6990, pp. 1–33.
  14. Croatian manufacturing industry adjustment mechanisms : analysis in terms of labour market Botrić, Valerija, 2012, Ekonomski vjesnik, 25(1), pp. 121-133.
  15. Financial reporting and auditing according to the EU acquis Grubišić Šeba, Mihaela, 2012, Računovodstvo i financije, 58 (2), pp. 78–86.
  16. Strategy and firm performance in the Croatian textile and clothing industry Anić, Ivan-Damir, Edo Rajh and Ivan Teodorović, 2011, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 62 (1–2), pp. 35–47.
  17. The analysis of the competitiveness and structural characteristics of Croatian manufacturing Rašić Bakarić, Ivana and Maruška Vizek, 2010, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 61 (5–6), pp. 241–270.
  18. Firms’ characteristics, strategic factors and firms’ performance in the Croatian manufacturing industry Anić, Ivan-Damir, Edo Rajh and Ivan Teodorović, 2009, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 60 (9–10), pp. 413–431.
  19. International trade of croatian chemical industry summary Buturac, Goran, 2009, Ekonomski vjesnik, 22(1), str. 93-102.
  20. Full manufacturing versus subcontracting business models in the Croatian textile and clothing industry Anić, Ivan-Damir, Edo Rajh and Ivan Teodorović, 2008, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 59 (7–8), pp. 325–343.
  21. Business group taxation in Croatia and the implications of the EU framework adoption Grubišić, Mihaela and Ivan Čevizović, 2008, Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, special conference issue, December 2008, pp. 113–135.
  22. Export strategies as a factor of SME growth in Croatia Račić, Domagoj, Zoran Aralica and Denis Redžepagić, 2008, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 8 (3), pp. 286–304.
  23. Project financing of infrastructure Aralica, Zoran, Domagoj Račić and Jelena Šišinački, 2007, Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika, 17 (112), pp. 52–87.
  24. Holistic approach to the possibility of positioning a company on the South-East European market – the case of Hrvatska elektroprivreda Kulić, Slavko, Zoran Aralica and Vladimir Cvijanović, 2007, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 58 (7–8), pp. 421–444.
  25. Perspectives of industrial production in Croatia and intra-industry trade Teodorović, Ivan and Goran Buturac, 2006, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 57 (11), pp. 705-728.
  26. EU energy policy and Croatian perspectives Teodorović, Ivan, Zoran Aralica and Denis Redžepagić, 2006, Ekonomija (Economics), časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i politiku, 13 (1), pp. 195–215.
  27. The apple industry in Croatia: a value chain analysis approach Anić, Ivan-Damir and Mustafa Nušinović, 2005, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2 (3), pp. 211–225.
  28. The interdependences between capital value and selected ratios in manufacturing firms Aralica, Zoran, 2005, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 56 (11–12), pp. 1190–1216.
  29. Croatian retailing in transition towards European retailing: differences, convergence and perspectives Anić, Ivan-Damir and Mustafa Nušinović, 2003, Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika, 13 (96), pp. 71–91.
  30. Structural changes in the retailing sector – development repositioning, consequences and expectations – the case of Croatia Anić, Ivan-Damir and Mustafa Nušinović, 2003, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 54 (3–4), pp. 225–248.
  31. Retail trade and the economic environment Anić, Ivan-Damir, 2002, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 53 (9–10), pp. 883–902.
  32. Application of the electronic trade as possible mean for strengthening the market position of the Croatian retail trade Anić, Ivan-Damir and Đuro Njavro, 2000, Ekonomska istraživanja (Economic Research), 13 (1), pp. 71–84.
  33. Croatian retail trade problems in the environment of European trade internationalization Anić, Ivan-Damir and Rudolf Vouk, 2000, Hrvatska gospodarska revija, 49 (1), pp. 40–52
  34. Comparison of regulation of lotteries and gambling sector in Croatia and European Union Anić, Ivan-Damir and Rudolf Vouk, 2000, Hrvatska gospodarska revija, 49 (3), pp. 1–10.
  35. Internationalization of European retailing and Croatia Anić, Ivan-Damir, 1999, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 50 (5–6), pp. 593–612.
  36. Industry policy in European Union Anić, Ivan-Damir and Ivan Teodorović, 1999, Hrvatska gospodarska revija, 48 (8), pp. 1–12.
  37. The experience of transformation of retail sector in the Czech Republic in the environment of international foreign retail chains Anić, Ivan-Damir and Rudolf Vouk, 1999, Hrvatska gospodarska revija, 48 (3), pp. 87–96.
  38. Development trends and problems of retail trade in developed countries Anić, Ivan-Damir, 1998, Ekonomski pregled: mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb, 49 (9–10), pp. 994–1009. 

Projects

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  1. Citizens’ Perspectives on Illicit Activities, 2019–2022 Commissioned by: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  2. Inspiring digital entrepreneurship – IDEA, 2019–2021 Commissioned by: European Commission – Erasmus+ KA203
    Project manager: Tajana Barbić
  3. Construction sector analysis, 2019 Commissioned by: Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
    Project manager: Tajana Barbić
  4. Digital atlas of the HT Group, 2019 Commissioned by: Croatian Telecom
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  5. Support for establishing the system for strategic planning and preparing the 2030 National Development Strategy – Digital economy expert (DEEWB), 2018–2019 Commissioned by: The World Bank
    Project manager: Sonja Radas
  6. Sustainability report for Coca-Cola HBC Croatia, 2018 Commissioned by: Coca-Cola HBC Croatia
    Project manager: Paul Stubbs
  7. Recommendations for the development of cooperative economy in the Republic of Croatia, 2018 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia
    Project manager: Tanja Broz
  8. Illegal trade of tobacco products: smuggling as experienced along the Balkan route – BALKANSMUGG, 2017–2019 Commissioned by: Philip Morris International
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  9. The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Western Balkans: Tackling the Challenges Towards Political Stability and Economic Prosperity (WB-DIGI), 2017–2018 Commissioned by: Deutsche Telekom, Telenor Norway, Telenor Serbia, Telenor Montenegro, Telekom Austria, SAP, Ernst&Young
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  10. The influence of digital transformation on economic outcomes in the Republic of Croatia (HR-DIGI), 2017 - 2018 Commissioned by: Croatian Employers Association
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  11. Impact evaluation of grants for young firms during the recession – GRANT IMPACT, (Tvoj Grant@EIZ), 2018 Commissioned by: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb (Tvoj Grant@EIZ)
    Project manager: Bruno Škrinjarić
  12. Analysis of entrepreneurial potential with a focus on entrepreneurial intentions of young people in developing countries – ENIN, 2017–2018 Commissioned by: University "Goce Delcev"
    Project manager: Edo Rajh
  13. Determining the economically justified compensation for the right of path for the telecommunications infrastructure, 2017–2018 Commissioned by: Croatian Telecom Inc.
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  14. Analysis of financial management of television broadcasters at the local level in Croatia in 2014 and 2015, 2017 Commissioned by: Agency for Electronic Media
    Project manager: Tajana Barbić
  15. Analysis of the impact of increased excise taxes, introduction of minimum prices and restrictions on advertising beer on the brewing industry in Croatia, 2017 Commissioned by: Brewers Association / Heineken Croatia
    Project manager: Marina Tkalec
  16. Analysis of market forces and the productivity of companies in Croatia, 2017 Commissioned by: EIZ Club
    Project manager: Bruno Škrinjarić
  17. The connection between electronic business and combating gray economy in Croatia (E-PAY), 2016–2017 Commissioned by: Komunikacijski laboratorij d.o.o. (VISA)
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  18. Economic atlas of HT Group – HT-ATLAS, 2016 Commissioned by: Croatian Telecom Inc.
    Project manager: Maruška Vizek
  19. Cross sectoral analysis of the Transport and Logistics Sector and Economics and Trade Sector (XSEK), 2015–2016 Commissioned by: Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split
    Project manager: Ivan Žilić
  20. Creating a profile of the sectors for the Croatian Qualifications Framework (PROSEK), 2015 Commissioned by: Ministry of Labour and Pension System
    Project manager: Danijel Nestić
  21. Regional patterns of deindustrialization and prospects for reindustrialization in South and Central Eastern European countries, 2014–2015 Commissioned by: Global Development Network (GDN)
    Project manager: Zoran Aralica
  22. Consulting, research and development services in the project of establishing and building the innovation center of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, 2013–2015 Commissioned by: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
    Project manager: Mustafa Nušinović
  23. The effects of economic crisis on retail trade and prospects of overcoming the crisis, 2010 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts
    Project manager: Ivan-Damir Anić
  24. Development of crafts in Croatia – policy guidelines for 2011–2012, 2010 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  25. Analysis of the development and current state of the crafts in the Republic of Croatia, with the guidelines for the preparation of development strategy, 2009–2010 Commissioned by: Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts
    Project manager: Sandra Švaljek
  26. Development of the Croatian manufacturing industry by 2013 – strategic determinants and competitiveness, 2009 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Željko Lovrinčević
  27. Methodological foundations of a practical model for calculation of production price of finished products' inventories in sugar mill Sladorana d.d. Županja, 2008 Commissioned by: Sladorana d.d. Županja
    Project manager: Mihaela Grubišić
  28. Current situation and development of chemical industry in the EU and Croatia (DG and DH according to NACE), 2008 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  29. Current situation and development of Croatian manufacturing industry for the 2002–2006 period, 2008 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  30. The development of manufacturing industry in Croatia for the 2007–2015 period, 2008 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  31. Development strategy for the Croatian chemical industry for the 2007–2016 period (DG and DH according to NACE), 2008 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  32. Current situation and development of leather and footwear industry in the EU and Croatia, 2007 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  33. Current situation and development of textile and clothing industry in the EU and Croatia, 2007 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  34. Concept, strategy, system and politics of gasification of Republic of Croatia – in the new economic geography (geoeconomy) (2006–2011), 2007 Commissioned by: Plinacro
    Project manager: Slavko Kulić
  35. Predispositions of positioning HEP as the leader in electroenergetic market of South-East Europe – sociocultural understanding of post-conflict circumstances, 2007 Commissioned by: HEP Group
    Project manager: Slavko Kulić
  36. Development strategy for the Croatian leather and footwear industry for the 2007–2015 period, 2007 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  37. Development strategy for the Croatian textile and clothing industry for the 2006–2015 period, 2007 Commissioned by: Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship
    Project manager: Ivan Teodorović
  38. Prefeasibility study of the Županja bio-ethanol factory construction, 2007 Commissioned by: Kandit-Premijer d.o.o., Osijek, Sladorana d.d., Županja and Viro d.d., Virovitica
    Project manager: Mustafa Nušinović
  39. Croatian competitiveness barometer 2005–2006, part II, 2006 Commissioned by: National Competitiveness Council
    Project manager: Jelena Budak
  40. The influence of Hrvatska elektroprivreda privatization on social-economic system of the Republic of Croatia, 2006 Commissioned by: HEP Group
    Project manager: Slavko Kulić
  41. Development plan of the port of Osijek, 2006 Commissioned by: Port Authority Osijek
    Project manager: Mustafa Nušinović
  42. Safe driving training center investment appraisal, 2005 Commissioned by: SINACO
    Project manager: Mustafa Nušinović
  43. Investment project on PET and cyclotron in Croatia: pre-feasibility study, 2004 Commissioned by: Ruđer Bošković Institute
    Project manager: Mustafa Nušinović
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