The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Application of Management Methods by Industrial Goods Processing Enterprises
Purpose: The aim of this publication is to present the results of the study concerning the scope of application of the selected management methods in industrial goods processing enterprises and changes in the degree of their application during the pandemic. Design/Methodology/Approach: The data was obtained through online survey questionnaires including questions about the symptoms of the occurrence of the selected management methods. We asked the representatives of small and medium enterprises in the industrial processing sector to fill them in. Findings: The obtained findings not only indicate the scope of the use of methods in 2019 and 2021, but they also show changes in their application, pointing at the causes of differences. Practical Implications: Corporate managers can compare the solutions their companies have implemented in the area of management method application to those used by other entities and can observe the ongoing changes. This information may help them to make decisions regarding potential changes. Originality/Value: Numerous publications related to the influence of the pandemic on the functioning of economy rarely concern the issue of changes on the application of management methods.