Vol.11, No.2, May 2022.                                                                                                                                                                                   ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Perception of Benefits and Barriers Associated with the Management Systems Integration - A Comparative Study of Slovak and Ukrainian Organizations


Jana Chovancová, Martin Rovňák, Mariia Shpintal, Tetiana Shevchenko, František Chovanec


© 2022 Jana Chovancová, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 772-778, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM112-34, May 2022.


Received: 12 February 2022.

Revised:   29 April 2022.
Accepted: 05 May 2022.
Published: 27 May 2022.




The article discusses the benefits and barriers associated with the implementation of integrated management systems. The results of a questionnaire survey conducted in Slovak and Ukrainian companies with implemented IMS confirm that Ukrainian and Slovak companies generally perceive the introduction of IMS positively, regardless of the length of the period (number of years) IMS is implemented. The most frequently reported benefits were (1) increased quality of products and services, (2) a competitive, and (3) customer acquisition and retention. With regard to barriers perceived, Ukrainian companies generally perceive the introduction of IMS positively, although slightly larger barriers were overcome by larger companies, the opposite was true for Slovak companies. However, the dependence of the perception of barriers in the IMS implementation on the size of the company was not statistically proven. The most frequently reported barriers were an administrative burden and a lack of tools for IMS auditing and evaluation. The study expands the empirical evidence on perceived benefits and barriers of IMS implementation and can serve managers in their effort to overcome the difficulties and take full advantage of IMS implementation.


Keywords –Integrated management systems, ISO standards, organization, benefits, barriers.



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