The papers link scientific activities with up-to-date practice dedicated to SMEs and beyond. The emphasis in this edition of DEMSME was given, e.g., to the theory of acceptance and use of technology, e-commerce, buyers’ preferences and management strategies during pandemic, creating sustainable competitive advantage, shaping and improving the human resource management, behavioral aspects of decision making in SMEs, innovation and knowledge sharing, brand support and online marketing, ICT tools and their use in Industry 4.0, process mining, robotic process automation, mathematical models, business intelligence, exchange rates, consumers’ behaviour and business performance measurements. Most of the papers brought up-and-coming case studies, which could be implemented immediately into SMEs practice. The conference was enriched by 2 keynote speeches delivered by Václav Švec and Jana Švecová (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czechia, with the topic „Team Academy implementation in the Czech Higher Education context“), and Tomáš Gavlas (TietoEVRY, Czechia, with the topic „Predictive Analytics: Unified solution for real-time application and business process performance visibility and insights using machine learning “).
Great thanks to the program committee of the conference, its organizers and, last but not least, its partners and sponsors, alongside the Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karvina, also European Structural and Investment Funds (Operational Programme Research, Development and Education), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, Veolia company, IT Cluster of Moravian-Silesian Region (Czechia), Czech Society for System Integration and European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB). We believe that the 3rd edition of the DEMSME conference was once again successful and we look forward to its repetition in two-year cycles next to other traditional scientific conferences organized at the Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karvina, Czechia.
More information is available at the conference website here.