Contemporary Research on Organization Management and Administration
Vol. 2018, 6 (2)
ISSN (online) 2335-7959
Pages: 76-88

Oksana Sokil, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Iveta Ubrežiová, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Erik Janšto, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Silvia Lenčéšová, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia

Status: Published
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Purpose – economic security is an important component of any system, whether it is a state or a society, or a family. It reflects the ability to maintain and create conditions for restoring economic well-being and protecting interests. According to the political situation in Ukraine, the protection of economic security has become one of the most important issues for resolution. In recent years, the agrarian sector has become one of the key parts for GDP since the industrial business has now turned to the background. The purpose of the article is to determine the economic security level in the agrarian sector.

Methodology – the authors have used the questionnaire method and have made a survey in 67 Ukrainian companies which are operating in the agriculture in the Lviv region, Ukraine. The survey was conducted from June to July 2018.

Findings – survey results show that enterprises have an extremely negative attitude to the state of economic security of the country. However, it should be noted that entrepreneurs believe that the level of economic security of their business is at a higher level in comparing with the level of economic security of the country.

Research limitations/implications – as noted above, the study was conducted at 67 agribusiness enterprises in the Lviv region. In the future, this study may be the basis for the same research in other regions of Ukraine. 

Practical implications – in the questionnaire template, we have made the list of methods which can help to prevent the effects of negative factors that could damage the company's economic security. The list of these measures can be used by enterprises in practice to ensure a high level of its security.

Originality/Value – it should be noted that the originality of our work is that we have combined the research of
two areas: the economic security of the company and agribusiness. We have identified the main problems of agrarian
sector in ensuring the economic security of enterprises and provided a list of methods to improve the level of this type
of security, the use of which will lead to a better functioning of the firm.

Keywords: economic security, agrarian sector, GDP, Ukraine.

Research type: research paper.

JEL classification: О11, О13, Q12.

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