We are living in the 21st century, the century of communication and innovation! Nevertheless, many companies and educational institutions have not yet arrived there; teaching materials and teaching methods often have the status of the 90s.
International business, travel and education are now becoming increasingly important and are changing fast. The world knowledge doubles every four years nowadays, in some specialties as IT-Technology even faster.
This means that modern education must keep pace with the time, with new and innovative ways to share experiences as well as the improvement of skills in a rapidly changing global and modern scientific world.
Innovative development takes place simultaneously at all levels, not limited to issues, trends or activities. Stagnation means regression. Modern education and training needs new methods and modern forms, which must be adjusted to global communication and life-style.
Also globalization faces companies increasingly with new and greater challenges in competing for market share. The rapid development of technology and the change of customer behavior require complex and efficient operational management as well as innovative ideas as an existential necessity for the success of businesses today.
The European Union created the SBA, the Small Business Act to improve and create further small business as the spine of the economy. Our scientific works look forward to this act and will show examples as a first attempt to innovative ideas.
For this reason we are creating a network among European Universities, educational institutions and business entities to further research the impact of globalization, demographic development and other factors on the SBA and to publish the results in future common scientific publications.