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The Impact of Financial Development on Innovation: A Comparative Study of Central and Eastern European Countries and Western European Countries
Liu, Yuhan ; Fiřtová, Magdalena (advisor) ; Ramesh, Sangaralingam (referee) ; Jeřábek, Petr (referee)
CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Institute of International Studies International Masters in Economy, State and Society Yuhan Liu The Impact of Financial Development on Innovation: A Comparative Study of Central and Eastern European Countries and Western European Countries Master thesis Prague 2023 Bibliographic note LIU, Yuhan. The Impact of Financial Development on Innovation: A Comparative Study of Central and Eastern European Countries and Western European Countries. Mater thesis. Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of International Studies. Supervisor M.Sc. Ing. Magdalena Fiřtová, Ph.D. Abstract This thesis applies a panel dataset of 40 European nations from 1995 to 2021 to investigate the impact of financial development on innovation. Considering the heterogeneity of these European countries, they are divided into two subgroups (Central and Eastern European countries and Western European countries) to carry out a comparative study and determine whether financial development influences innovation differently in the two groups of countries. This paper measures the development of the financial system from four dimensions, consisting of depth, access, efficiency, and stability, and selects two indicators to capture innovation, including innovation input and...
Analysis of the business strategy and potential challenges of Japanese fast fashion brand Uniqlo's entry into the CEE market
Mao, Haoxuan ; Gregor, Martin (advisor) ; Ramesh, Sangaralingam (referee) ; Paulus, Michal (referee)
Fast fashion is one of the fastest growing segments of the fashion industry. Benefitting from fast production cycles and extensive distribution channels to keep up with dynamic consumer preferences, Uniqlo is one of the world's top three fast-fashion brands, with overseas markets accounting for 48.7% of its total revenue. At a time when the business is currently preparing to enter the Central and Eastern European (Czech Republic) market, this paper analyses Uniqlo's overseas market strategy in three chapters, including its business strategy to enter the Czech market and potential opportunities and challenges. The data and information for this study were obtained from secondary sources such as company annual reports, websites, industry publications, information released by authoritative organisations, and official media interviews. The results of the study found that Uniqlo had adopted different strategies and had made strategic shifts in the Chinese, European, and Southeast Asian markets based on global consolidation and local responses. Furthermore, the results of the data analysed in the regression analysis indicate that strategic investments in human resources and administration have a significant positive impact on revenues. A comparison of Uniqlo's business strategies, alongside those of Zara...
Research of the degree of internationalization and performance of emerging market enterprises - A case study of Polish enterprises
Li, Jiaqi ; Svoboda, Karel (advisor) ; Ramesh, Sangaralingam (referee) ; Jeřábek, Petr (referee)
This paper comprehensively reviews a large number of studies on enterprise internationalization in emerging markets, the relationship between enterprise internationalization and performance, and the internationalization of Polish enterprises. Based on the previous research results, the paper selects a three-stage model of the degree of internationalization of developed enterprises, and derives a three-stage model of internationalization of multinational companies in emerging markets. Then through an empirical case study of Polish multinational enterprises, analyzes the regression results, makes the conclusions and some relevant policy recommendations.
European Central Bank Digital Currencies: Lessons from Central Bank Experiments and Scenario Analysis
Pramod Kumar, Kumar Chandrakamal ; Dědek, Oldřich (advisor) ; Havránek, Tomáš (referee) ; Ramesh, Sangaralingam (referee)
The dramatic increase in popularity of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has motivated central banks to research central bank digital currencies (CBDC). The key central bank R-CBDC experiments are reviewed. It is found that central banks of advanced economies like the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Swiss National Bank are relatively less motivated to issue R-CBDC. This is because current retail payment systems and settlements are already fast and efficient and the advantages of R-CBDC may not be as large as initially expected. Financial inclusion and need for traceable payment systems is less attractive in advanced economies and central banks would lose credibility if CBDC were implemented unsuccessfully. A scenario analysis is used to explore the implications of R-CBDC on financial stability and monetary policy. The results show that CBDC implementation in all scenarios is expected to positively impact financial stability and monetary policy. Results from the scenario analysis are more optimistic than the literature and urges central banks to continue their research. Finally, it is found that ECB's ability to issue CBDC is uncertain. The risks to traditional monetary policy tools and banking system should encourage both to become more efficient and focus on the needs of users.

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